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It doesn’t feel like Halloween
And that is thanks to Sandy.
So many suffer still it feels
Obscene to fix on candy.

The city’s lacking power south of
Forty-Second Street;
And people living downtown surely
Do deserve a treat.

I’m sure they’d like their stoves and lights
And heat to start to work.
The trick-or-treating gig this year
Is something most will shirk.

The mayor even canceled
Greenwich Village’s parade.
What good would all those costumes do
When spirits have been frayed?

It’s sad when such a festive day,
So filled with spark and spunk,
Gets brushed aside because the storm
Has left us in a funk.

We’ll hopefully bounce back next year
And then reclaim this night,
But celebrating now somehow
Just wouldn’t feel quite right.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:29:00 PM
    "But celebrating now somehow just wouldn’t feel quite right" Know exactly what you mean! Sandy... what an unwelcome guest she was! Excellent write, Ilene... love and hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:45:00 PM
    that's right, you are the NY girl, right? Did any kids trick or treat at all? I don't know. I think maybe it would have helped spirits if some kids were out trick or treating. I remember when SF had its big earthquake in '89. OUr power was off all evening but we all gathered around with each other on the streets sharing lights. It was fun. Then again, the aftermath for most people was not as traumatic as for those on the east coast!

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 9:11:00 AM
    Really well said. Great job and tribute.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 6:18:00 AM
    Poor kiddos! I say we give them extra candy next time, that darn Sandy sure did leave us with one heck of a trick:(

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:50:00 PM
    Nice rhyme, Seren