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Trick or Treat

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Trick or Treat

The rubber soles of my sneakers scrape along the sidewalk
as I go down the streets of my small hometown
with only a flashlight and the dim streetlights to illuminate the darkness
I walk my way through piles of scattered dead leaves
jack o' lanterns smile brightly as they sit in window sills
hanging in trees, white sheeted ghosts are stirred by the chilly night wind
paper cut-outs of black cats, witches, and jointed skeletons decorate doors
my vision is distorted by the eye holes of my mask
I can see just enough to find my way to a house
my sneakers thump up the wooden porch steps
with a cold hand I reach out to knock or ring the door bell
I say those three words which earns me my first treat of the evening
no harm done, you will get no tricks or mischief from me
then it is on to the next house and the next welcoming porch light
as Halloween night nears it's end, my bag of treats starts to feel heavy
my feet are tired and sore, yet there are still a few more houses to go....


I hope I can relive these sweet memories someday, with my own children.


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  1. Date: 9/5/2014 3:20:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, you surely have bloomed. The poetry Rose Is now fully bloomed. It Is so nice to relive childhood memories. You tell your tale so well as you always have. One can just walk Into your canvas and see clearly the scenes described. Halloween, the night when Hell opens her doors. Of course It's more like a night of fun for the kids. An excellent write from a true poetess. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 9/9/2014 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, thank you for the wonderful, heartfelt comments. I was deeply touched by them!.... Halloween night was all about fun when I was a kid. Now that I have grown up and learned more of the history behind it, I have more respect for the holiday. There are many aspects of Halloween and they mean something different to everyone. It has always been my favorite day of the year!
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Hi Kelly.. congratulations on your win. Always & Forever =Linda=

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Kelly, congrats....., thanks for the Halloween entry.... SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:24:00 PM
    This is a cute, creative and silly write about the innocence and fun of Halloween Full of imagery and imagination. nice job.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 12:41:00 PM
    I hope you can relive these memories as well. :o) Nice write.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:22:00 AM
    - A very nice poem to read Kelly - Norway did not celebrate Halloween, before achieve the last 10 years .... but is popular now....trick or treat !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:13:00 PM
    TRICK OR TREAT PENNED BEAUTIFUL SPARKING BEAUTIFUL PIECE

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Beautiful write, takes me back to my younger days, and makes me realize how old I am lol, thanks for the read Kelly