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How Sweet It Is

One year I spent Halloween in New York City.
O Henry was the name of my taxi driver. I told
him to Take 5 while I stopped in a candy store
for some favorite candies to give out for the
Trick or treaters I would encounter that night.

My kids always loved Skittles and Nerds, but
my husband prefers Kit Kat bars Now and Later.
My choice has always been Mounds because I
adore coconut. I paid the Chunky clerk and hurried
back to to the taxi with my arms full of candy.
It was already twilight as we passed 5th Avenue. 

Mr. Goodbar, my boss, was waiting for me at the 
hotel as we drove down an older Rocky Road.  
I was on a business trip, but I had time off to 
enjoy the evening on Halloween. I got into my
Jolly Rancher costume. Pay Day left me with 
plenty of funds to give out candy to every kid
making the rounds on the streets, so I intended 
to have a candy Spree with lots of Snickers. 

Some of the kids were little Smarties, but I still 
had fun passing out a Skor, Bar None. I passed 
Three Musketeers in gorgeous costumes on the 
street and as the night wore on and the Air Heads 
began to get scary, I had enough. I had Zero 
candy left anyway. I walked back to the hotel like 
a Slo Poke gazing up at our Galaxy, the Milky Way, 
and I viewed a Starburst which capped my night 
with Almond Joy! 

10-10-18

How Sweet It Is Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Carol Connell

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Date: 10/16/2018 2:45:00 AM
Well done, a story deliciously told - your creativity shines in the fiction realm. Now I have to get a cupcake, only chocolate in the house. Poem is as cute as you are wonderful. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 10/12/2018 9:11:00 PM
Oh, what a wonderfully sweet and delicious joy it is to read your awesome poem, Connie. I enjoyed every bite.. err, word of your clever and masterfully written piece :) Best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/12/2018 12:02:00 PM
Aren't you a very clever, talented poet, dear. I love how you changed some of those words to incorporate different images. :) Wow. Good luck in the contest. Thanks ever so much for your visit to my poem with Paul. I always enjoy your comments. Blessings, dear.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/12/2018 4:17:00 PM
Thank you very much dear Eileen! : )
Date: 10/12/2018 8:09:00 AM
Wow, what an adventure! I haven't had a Chunky in years and I always loved'em. You should do well in the contest with this one; it was fun to read and brought back some great memories. Best of luck.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/12/2018 4:16:00 PM
I am not holding my breath. I have gotten five N/A's since October began, but the exercise in writing for contests is good practice. Thank you for your support M.L. xxoo : )
Date: 10/12/2018 5:04:00 AM
Hi Connie, good luck in the contest with this creative write. O love the content, the story, the whole ambiance of the piece. Reading through the piece, the imagery comes forth so strong, the candy names fit in so well with the whole work. The piece flows from beginning to end. I do wonder at how you all managed to do such wonderful writes. Good luck in the contest Connie. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX. A fave.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/12/2018 4:13:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I love chocolate, so I just had to write a poem for this contest. Halloween candy is hard to resist. : )
Date: 10/11/2018 5:51:00 PM
very cute and SMARTEE-ly done!!! the ending is adorable.
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Date: 10/11/2018 9:47:00 AM
Yours is surely a beautiful story, Connie:) mine looks nothing in comparison..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/11/2018 1:05:00 PM
I just read yours Jo and I like it better than mine which is just commentary. You were able to make yours rhyme. Thank you Jo. : )
Date: 10/10/2018 9:12:00 PM
This is a masterpiece. I am trying to think which candy I would like right now.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/10/2018 11:37:00 PM
Well it is that time of year when we say we need to buy candy for the little trick or treaters and then end up gaining five pounds ourselves over indulging! Thank you Duke, for such a supportive comment. : )
Date: 10/10/2018 5:47:00 PM
- A wonderful Halloween poem using these words, Connie :) - Very impressive, luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/10/2018 11:35:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine! : )
Date: 10/10/2018 4:55:00 PM
Despite the awkward candy names, your poem flows so brilliantly..a wonderful write in your elegant style..Best for a win at the TOP, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/10/2018 5:42:00 PM
I will be happy if it just gets on the list. I have gotten 5 N/As since the first of October. Thank you for your supportive comment Vijay. Always a pleasure to hear from you.: )
Date: 10/10/2018 4:48:00 PM
Fantastic Connie. I looked at this contest and thought, no way, this is way too hard. But you did an amazing job with this. What a wonderful Halloween poem that is as sweet as it can be. Much luck in the contest, this should do well.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/10/2018 5:40:00 PM
Thank you very much Chris. I wanted to make it rhyme but it as just too difficult. I hope she doesn't hold it against me that I added almond joy. It is my favorite candybar along with mounds that has dark chocolate, my very favorite. : )