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Today as Halloween draws near
I see scary, hideous masks and decorations.
Each one meant to scare a body and cause
most frightening, heart-stopping sensations

My mind takes me back to the times
when my childhood in Montana held sway
Excitement would fill us and happiness reigned
as we held our breaths for Halloween day

Our Teacher would help us draw pumpkins
and every window held leaves of red and gold
We made our own bags with funny faces
for all the candy they could possibly hold.

Maybe Heaven, where I will go one sweet day
will have the good things and none of the sad.
It makes contemplating death less fearful,
escaping all of the meanness and evil and bad.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 11/25/2018 4:34:00 PM
Welcome to the soup. A very nice first posting. It brought back memories.
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Date: 11/22/2018 4:49:00 PM
You made your initial presence felt on Soup with a most delightful poem, Sherry. Some memories are worth holding on to. Regards // paul
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Date: 10/27/2018 7:45:00 AM
This is a gorgeous poem, my friend!
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Date: 10/25/2018 8:13:00 AM
Wonderful write!
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Sherry Asbury
Date: 10/25/2018 10:47:00 AM
Thank you for the first comment on my poem. I have been on for 25 years, but decided to branch out. I am glad you like the poem.