The ghouls are costume-shopping,
only a few days yet to go.
The rustle of leaves,
the tiny foot steps,
you can hear them coming
with bags and sacks open,
begging, little beggers!
The loot of choice?
Milky Way and Snickers.
Handmade costume made from a sheet,
just for little Billy to get his treat.
Mom is watching him from afar,
making sure he's safe from that car.
All throughout the neighborhood one can hear the sound
"Trick or Treat!!" Then giggles do abound.
Doorbells ringing, lights all a-flicker,
there goes Billy now with his homemade clicker!
Where's the popcorn balls,
the candied apples,
that baked for hours?
Trick or treat,
Smell my feet.
Fill my bag
with hands full of treats!
Can I eat my treats before I go in?
Or do mom and dad have to go thru them?
One used to be safe but now we must
be careful of those whom you can't trust,
What are you going to be this year
Super hero, hobo, princess or clown,
Homemade costume or one that comes in a box?
The excitement is high as you wait for the night.
It's still Halloween, and we're still filled with delight!
Oh my goodness, look at me!
I made a costume for all to see.
The rainbow colors red, green, yellow and blue,
I wonder if it will stay together with all that glue!
Face paint on so thick it smears!
I'm a zombie you all must fear,
running through the grass and trees,
gripping my pillow sack, tripping onto my knees!
Jack-o-lanterns hanging in a tree,
little white ghosts swaying in the breeze,
what was that shadow crossing over the moon?
I'll bet all the witches are coming soon.
A nip in the air turns little cheeks rosy;
Soon they will be in their beds all warm and cozy.
Chocolate stains on hands and mouth,
dreams of ghosts living under their couch.
Tired and worn out from the heavy bag,
So filled with candy it sagged.
Home we go to spill out my loot;
I hope I didn't get any fruit!
Bernice Wagnitz, Beverly A Sams, SueAnn Lommler, Gina Smith, artwork provided by Bernice Wagnitz
Gina Smith, artwork provided by Bernice Wagnitz