Come and Read My
Simple Thoughts on Hallowe'en ....
By a whimper, 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
hold the hands of daughter, son -
fearful that a real-life evil
grabs a child and tries to run.
Never should such innocents
be schooled in man's deceit,
time enough when we grow old
these monsters to defeat.
Now truly, here's a special time
for silliness to fully live -
so when a ghostie rings your bell,
be quite prepared to give give give !
by Cathy S. Rapicano 10-2007