The final day of the challenge. Thank you to Paul Brookes for this fascinating October folklore challenge. You can see today’s images and read the responses here.
Inspired by 2.31 The Sack Man
The Sack Man
The Sack Man will take you away,
if you are not good, if you do not obey,
he’ll toss you in his sack
and never ever bring you back.
So say parents, teachers, priests, and nuns–
while their children cry at night,
see shapes in shadows,
ghouls and ghosts that glower–
frozen in fear, tongue-tied in terror,
they wait for daylight,
they feel love mixed with panic,
hope rusts, never gleams–
they are too scared to dream.