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Little Ghost Ty

                   Little Ghost “Ty”
                by Genevieve Stevens 
								
In a little ghost town in a land far away,
Lived little ghost Ty who liked always to play-
Father ghost warned him not to be scary,
While Mama ghost told him to always be wary!

October arrived - the time coming near,	
Ty’s favorite holiday, soon would be here-
His friends were practicing to loudly say “Boo,”
He thought to himself, should I say it too?

“Do we have to wait until it’s dark?” Ty asked,
The little ghost hoped his patience would last-
His ghost buddies teased him several times,
“Can you, for once, your parents not mind?”

Little ghost Ty thought for a minute and said,
Wel-l-l. they’ll never know if we stay far ahead-
All of his friends practiced frightening each other,
Ignoring the things said by his father and mother!

Excitement abound when the night hour arrived,
Ty and friends, a plan they contrived-
They told little sister, “ Keep your parents near-
Don’t let them get close - is that real clear?"

The night was so windy it whistled a tune,
The sky was dark with an elliptical moon-
Ty and friends raced quickly out of sight,
A little afraid, Ty pulled his sheet tight!
					
“Don’t be a baby,” said his little ghost friends,
“We’re nearing the schoolyard, where the road bends-
Get ready for action, we’ll belt it out loud.
We’ll scare every little one in that Halloween crowd.”

Little ghost Ty shook as they passed by the school,
Out of the bushes jumped three scary ghouls – BOO!	 
Ty and his friends were taken by surprise,
Now tears came rolling right down their eyes.

When father and mother caught up with their group,
They could tell that the little ones all had been spooked-
As they went to each door with their trick or treat phrase,
Ty and his friends, by his parents side stayed!

Upon returning home this Halloween night,
Little ghost Ty knew his parent were right-
Don’t do to others what you don’t want done to you - 
And listen to your parents, they know what’s best to do!  

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