the children come
bringing ravenous appetites.
Trick and treating down the street
giggling in delight.
They creep the treats
and score the sweets
and scatter through the night-
to scream and scare
and laugh then stare
at each delirious tingling fright.
Jack-o-lanterns mark the route
of doorways, halls and houses
and every body knows the dance
that All Hallows’ Eve arouses.
These creatures come in every form
from rocketmen to goblins
and mothers adore the ‘lil faces
of the ‘lil monsters that come a knockin.
I would love to go back and be a kid
and trick or treat with them all-
heck, I’d go back to Shady Oaks
for another popcorn ball!
Alas, this beast is all grown up
but I have monsters of my own
and All Hallows’ Eve
will always be
the best holiday we know!