Thursday, November 1, 2007

"Hallowe'en Ode"

                     My Simple Thoughts on Hallowe'en

By a wimper, with a whisper,

and a rumor - you will know,

something odd has caught your soul,

and no control, abroad you go !

Cautious walking

through the streets,

here you note a sight or two,

ghostie goblins, bats and bobbins

little ones proclaiming "BOO!"

Demanding that you offer tribute

in the way of sug'ry sweets,

they will tell you at the doorstep

"Tricks ahead if you've no treats !"

Memories come flooding back

of times when life was free and young,

nights that you yourself went treating,

n'er a trick would pass your tongue.

Now I see the guardians

accompany the little ones -

fearful that a real-life evil

grabs a child and tries to run.

Never in my childhood schemes

had I a fear of trick nor treat,

Wish we had it back again -

afford all evil strong defeat !!

Truly, here's a special time

for silliness to fully live -

so when a ghostie rings your bell,

just give and give and give !

                    by Cathy S. Rapicano 10-2007

 

 

 

11 comments:

libragem007 said...

nicely written...greatl ode~
Gem :-)

treesrgreen78 said...

This is beautiful, I believe you should take all your beautiful poems and publish them in a book, include the gardener, lol.

luddie343 said...

Ah yes, my "forever gardener" very dear to its author.  

pharmolo said...

Very good, Cathy. Enjoyed reading that :-)

ma24179 said...

Cute! -Missy

rockoned7 said...

How true in this day and age. Enjoyed your thoughts.

valphish said...

Really enjoyed this.. Bravo!  xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSEason

gazker said...

Wow! That was fab.
Gaz x

princesssaurora said...

Oh!  I love your poem... perfection!  Sums up Halloween just right!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

jmorancoyle said...

    Trick or treat! Makes me want to get a costume and go out myself. Happy Halloween. Well done.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

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