by Lynn White

Now is the season of magic,

from the witches of Halloween

to the fairies and elves of

Father Christmas.

Only for children, 


Magic for adults has Pagan qualities

referencing the myths and legends 

that made sense of earlier times,


some still invite their ancestors

to picnic with them on the Day Of The Dead.

Only for children,


are the fairy stories and fantasies

of yesterday and today.

But children know

that these are only the building blocks

of magic.

Yes, children know

that magic is something you make.

Sometimes adults forget.

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Writers Bio

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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