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Halloween on the Dark Side of Town

It's a nightmare down on Elm Street. Satan's waiting here at home.
Where's that little Freddy Krueger with his nails of sharpened chrome?
And that dearest Michael Myers, as he's always sure to call?
Halloween won't be so keen without some slashers in the hall.

They're all meeting up with Jason and the other demon spawn
to pay Old Scratch a visit, so I'll leave the porch light on.
I'm your sugar devil daddy and I'll tempt you if I can,
so now open up those goody bags, cause I'm your candy man.

Welcome, all you little zombies. Here, I've got some flesh for you!
It's in a candy wrapper and so much easier to chew.
Just hold out your plastic treat bag, and hold off eating me.
The junk I'm gonna give you tastes much better than my knee.

It's so loaded up with sugar, you'll be bouncing off the walls.
So go ahead and gorge yourselves and fill the bathroom stalls.
Kneel before the porcelain god or use the toilet sink.
You can always use the practice now, for later when you drink.

You can't take a piece of healthy fruit or any home-made treat.
The media have made damn sure it's only junk food that you'll eat.
So celebrate my holiday and consume till it's obscene.
Welcome into my domain... and Happy Halloween!

October 15, 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/11/2015 3:33:00 PM
A superb flow of words, much enjoyed. Great title also Roy!. Best Regards!.
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Date: 12/9/2014 8:58:00 AM
Love this write my friend! Superb rhyming, rhythm and flow.. Very solid 7 ..
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Date: 11/24/2014 2:52:00 PM
Roy, this is a Halloween classic! I am so happy I didn't miss reading this one and I am adding it to my favorites! Brilliant wit in this wonderful creative piece!
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Date: 10/24/2014 12:25:00 PM
What a riot this one is, Roy. Here I am sitting alone and laughing out loud. So very clever and witty how you wove the different movies and characters into lovely little couplets.
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Date: 10/22/2014 8:33:00 PM
Yes! Perfect conclusion, 7 my friend and adding to my favorites.
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Date: 10/22/2014 5:52:00 PM
I am a fan of your writing, for me the first four stanza's are brilliant. The last three I have to admit are not of the same calibre. Either way Roy, I was very entertained.
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Roy Jerden
Date: 10/22/2014 6:17:00 PM
Merci, mon ami. I have edited the last three stanzas based on your feedback. The message is the same, but the tone is more subtle. Cheers, Roy
Date: 10/16/2014 1:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed reading this poem early this morning.Very entertaining!!!Charma
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