Memory of Halloween Past
A.) Ode to Night of Fright
Some literary figures use sonnet
to share with world the love of another
a soulmate or the love of their mother
a metaphoric act of love to net.
Within this sonnet hides a different love
a love of an October holiday
when we wear costumes and decide to play
and give the other Holiday’s a shove.
This mischievous night of the year
when we embrace the creepy side of night
invite the ghosts and monsters to our home.
A night when we accept the fact we fear
that every bat will conjure hidden fright
in neighborhoods were Werewolves might just roam.
B.) A Sweet Scare
This year the children seem a bit confused
we might recycle costumes from before
a Werewolf Hannah loved with all its gore
a Power Ranger’s suit hardly used.
This year we find we’d like to bake more cake
we miss the cake walk at Halloween Ball
when wearing warm costumes to bring in Fall
to place a ghost upon the end of rake.
The evenings masked marauders knock at door
a hallowed night for those that love the sweet
or watching scary movies for the fright.
To prepare pillowcases for a score
of candy from the neighbors as they greet
ghoulish pranksters prowling Halloween night.
C. Ghoulish Pranksters
So many generations at the door
our Grandma smiles at every small Werewolf
a night when our community is safe
as we catch up on Wizards and their lore.
A night when we will overcome our fears
and face the moonlight with our bravery
a chance to horde a years worth of candy
on Halloween we will not allow tears.
So maybe we can gather as a whole
and stop our fighting for a day or two
to hand out candy to our neighbors child.
Then keep an eye out for an empty bowl
and let each kid know they can take a few
to take a night and feel a little wild.ㅤ
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