Arriving Halloween Night
I received a telegram yesterday eve,
I was so excited, could hardly wait,
My daughter has been away at college
She will be here, but it will be so late.
The message said arriving 10 PM.
By that time all little trick-or-treaters
Will be gone, I will be ready for bed,
And all treats gone to the candy eaters.
I was not going to do much this year,
Since she is coming I will decorate
The house inside and out on the front lawn.
I’ll make it spooky, that would be great.
Maybe hang several bats in the trees,
Make the lawn look like a cemetery,
Some big spiders, too, all over the place,
And a huge monster, ugly and hairy.
Decorating is all done, I worked hard,
All the neighborhood yards look very fine,
With all kinds of spooky and scary things,
But none of them look as scary as mine.
Arriving Halloween night, I waited.
At 10 PM the telegram had said,
The doorbell rang loud, I opened the door,
To many creatures of the living dead.
Well, I thought the telegram was from my daughter …
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns