It is one Halloween, I have relived in my mind
Over the years, it still brings such sweet memory
It wasn't the usual...of the Halloween kind
Of parties and goblins, of which there were many
It was a year of some changes, our family had moved
I was ten years old...struggling and shy
We had come to this place, so strange, so new
It was late in October...uprooted and replanted
A new school....a country lane....no neighbors next door
On Halloween night, it rained and it poured
It seemed the end of the world...I was unhappy and bored
I had left what had been home, familiar and sure
Where the days before, found our old street had been filled
With kids running crazy, tricks played....many thrills...
Here in the country, ...no one came to the door
I was dressed to go out...but fierce storms plagued the night
My mom understood....she saw the sad trace
Quietly, she went up to her room, made up her face
She combed up her hair, until it stood on it's roots
Covered her face with black fireplace soot
She threw on her robe, and pulled on dad's boots
Crept out the back door, and to the front porch
When the doorbell rang....I jumped in delight!
A trickster had come to our house this dark night!!
When I opened the door, at first I didn't see
It was mom, ...trying to cheer...and bring me some glee!
She grabbed me and laughed and pulled me to come
Out into the rainstorm....up the road we would run
We ran in the downpour, getting soaked to our skin
Laughing and yelling....such fun it had been!
Later that night, we warmed by the fire
She let me stay up....no one was tired
So cozy and warm...no longer so cold
Eating popcorn, and candy...and ghost stories were told
That one Halloween, on that night of the storm
Was the best Halloween....Still reminds me of home.....
I'll never forget when each Halloween comes
The gift of the fun.... Thanks to my mom.....