When I was a kid Halloween was my second favorite holiday - well - I wouldn't call it a holiday exactly. I believe the ‘holi’ part means holy and the real ‘holy’ day comes the next day, All Saints Day, making Hallow’een, the eve of all saints. But you know all this. In the spirit of the day, however, I’ve written this little ditty for all the kiddos who will be knocking on doors tonight.
Oh – why was this night one of my faves when I was a kid? Well, we were on the poor-ish side of the economic spectrum and the idea of getting free candy to hoard for the next month was irresistible. And it gave my siblings and me bargaining chips for future endeavors that might involve trouble with parents, if you get my drift.
So here ya go . . .
By Susan Sundwall
These are the things of Halloween
A ghost, a witch and Frankenstein green
A pumpkin, a bat and a bushy tailed cat
My big brother Tom in his old wizard hat
Knocking on doors all down the street
We fill up our bags with good things to eat
There’s Billy Taylor dressed like a ghost
Without any pillows, he’s fatter than most
We’re lucky we didn’t see Sally Ann Green
They say that she’s really a vampire queen
At last it’s too dark to stay out much later
We drag ourselves home and lay out our treasure
It’s spooky and silly and great gobs of fun
Oh how I hate to see Halloween done
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