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Twick Or Tweat

How I look forward to October the thirty-first each year!
Though the autumn be chilly and the weather a bit drear,
I have the pleasure of meeting strange little imps by the score,
As they visit, lisping "twick or tweat" at my front door!

The door bell rings constantly it seems as I leap to me feet,
Wondering about the wierd characters that I shall meet!
Will it be a devil or an angel or a frightful ghost?
Whoever it might be, I must be a generous host!

Hordes of fairies, cowboys and Indians grace my stoop,
Along with sheriffs, desperados and soldiers by the troop!
Ferocious pirates, scary skeletons and dreadful witches,
Leer and grin at me, nearly scaring me out of my britches!

Standing regally is a king and queen, each wearing a crown,
Along with their court jester, a gaudily bedecked clown!
There's a sweet little princess decked out in ribbons and lace,
Smiling demurely with cute dimples on her pretty face!

A little secret with which those little monsters I will never share,
But I'll clue you in on my own little Halloween trick if I dare -
I dole out bubblegum, candy corn and stuff I don't care for much,
But keep the Snickers bars, Babe Ruths, Hershey Kisses and such!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:43:00 PM
    O' Bob, I love the title. I could not resist a comment or a hi. I enjoyed all the twicker tweaters, mostly giving them all the candy. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Hey, cough em' up man! :) I'm kinda sad but kinda glad we don't get many tweaters. Cause I too am a candy bar twix or tweatin' cheater. :)

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 1:39:00 PM
    Robert; You are bad. You keep the best for yourself. My doorbell don't ring. I sit out on the porch and hand out the candy. Be nice this year. Enjoyed your poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 1:46:00 PM
    hi Robert always guaranteed a smile when I drop in on your work, smiled broadly at this haloween write very good, you never know I may knock to get one of those snickers myself, have a good week my friend, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 11:40:00 AM
    A great time to be a kid again! fun to read! You know my secret too!

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:07:00 AM
    A nice Halloween poem bob, do not tell all your secrets .... lol Have a great Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :) <3

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 8:52:00 PM
    An exceedingly pleasing write to read..thnx for sharing!! Jag

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 8:51:00 PM
    You bad boy, Bob. I will tell. Lol. Your poem is too funny. I love seeing those costumes too. Not all though. They look so cute in those. Can't wait. Great poem! Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 7:56:00 PM
    Awww this is a wonderful and delightful trick or treat poem my friend! I truly love this wondrous and pleasant write, one of finest poems you've written...but I am extremely biased as I love Halloween immensely! I really enjoyed reading this outstanding and remarkable poem this evening! What a stupendously tremendous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 7:48:00 PM
    Hello, Bob,,first of alll....I love your title... And I too love and am waiting for October the 31st... I wonder what your Colorado nights look like around this time of year. I like the way you sneak your favorite candies in to your pocket,, mmm the good ones on the side... save some for me... LOL... PD