Perfect Halloween Night
I knew it would be a perfect Halloween night
The cookies we baked for kids were sure to delight.
The day had been warm and windy, dry leaves blowing
Everywhere, crispy leaves, colors were still showing.
Lovely colors in shades of red, yellow and gold,
No rain to ruin this perfect night we were all told.
Pumpkin shaped cookies were cool and ready to frost,
Mother cried my food colors are gone, they are lost.
A major problem, a huge disaster indeed
To always please the kids the colors she did need.
Jack-O-lantern faces drawn in colors so bright
Must be ready for this perfect Halloween night.
I will run to the store Mom, don’t have a tizzy.
I forgot my hat and my hair would get frizzy,
As I ran I admired the pumpkins carved this day,
Jack-O-Lanterns so scary kids would run away.
Strong gusts of wind suddenly made the pumpkins roll
Out to the sidewalk looking like out for a stroll.
On my way back home Jack-O-Lanterns seemed bigger,
How could this be I wondered, well just go figure.
Crispy leaves sounded so nice as I quickly ran
To get back home to Mom just as fast as I can.
I dropped the bag and stopped to pick it up quickly
I saw pumpkins had moved closer, looking sickly.
I wondered about this, from a distance heard crying,
Colors stained my frizzy hair as I lay dyeing.
On this perfect Halloween night.
© 2016 Phyllis Doyle Burns