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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Remembering Halloween-A Poem


Halloween (‘60’s era)
Eve Gaal


Whence we were little goblins-
groovy lithe witches
and rascally cowboys—
nothing wicked mind you,
perchance slightly mischievous-
waiting to run down the street--
giggling from house to house--
proudly shouting trick or treat.

Plans devised for a soulful celebration
powered behind glued on sequins--
the hubris of green felt--- pink ribbons.
Boasting about goals
to fill giant sacs-
we snickered behind our plastic masks--
zooming with super powers-
our hearts charged with wonder.

Beaming at our bounty of sugary fun--
spread like treasure on the breakfast table:
Golden wrapped toffees—
Mr. Goodbars even Bazooka gum.
Black and orange wrapped peanut taffy-
a caramel apple lovingly made by a granny next door-
perhaps a box of Crackerjacks with a small green whistle
you still keep in a drawer-
to remind you of a distant magic--
when shadows cast swirling leaves--
as frolicking ghosts in rustling trees
announced it’s

Hallow’s eve.

9 comments:

  1. I like the imagery... really evokes childhood and this time of year.

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  2. Now that's the Halloween I remember as a kid!

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  3. Yeah. The good ole days. Now we have serial killers.

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  5. Really powerful words Eve, I was right there with you.

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  6. Great poem! Loved being taken down memory lane. I started trick or treating in the 70s- but my memories are quite close to these. :)
    ~Jess

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