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Halloween--in Reverse

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Halloween--in Reverse

On Halloween it was understood
We could not leave the neighborhood.

Just to be sure I minded Mother
I'd had to take my little brother.

We both were having lots of fun
Treats were abundant, tricks were none.

I had thought it would be extremely neat
To try the next block on the street,

A house lit only with blue lights
Would surely yield sugary delights.

From the specter answering my knock,
I was almost put into a shock.

When I heard a most blood curdling yell
Forgetting my treats I had run pell-mell.

At my front door was my own mother
Demanding where I'd left my brother.

Worse than the fright I'd left behind,
My fate because I didn't mind.

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Very clever and with some memorable events thinking back to my own childhood at Halloween having to watch out for the younger siblings :) Congrats to being featured on Poem of the Week

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Joyce, I enjoyed this terrific write of yours. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:39:00 PM
    hey, it worked out and you were doing a story form. VERY cleverly done!!!

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 5:28:00 AM
    YES! The first Halloween write of the season, you might have started the kick off for the Halloween fun Joyce! Thank you for writing this enlightening poem here! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this morning! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:06:00 PM
    I love this write!! It took me back to my own memories of my siblings on All Hallows Eve... :)