"T'WAS HALLOWEEN NIGHT"
Written by Dolores Faye Thorn
T'was Halloween night and all through the house.
Creatures were stirring, bugs, cats, and a mouse.
The pumpkins were carved into faces with care.
In hopes that a candle would soon be placed there.
With ma in her apron fixing platters of sweets.
We'd settled our brains for a long night of treats.
When out on the lawn there arose such a roar.
I sprang to my feet and ran to the door.
And what to my wandering eyes should appear.
But a red deviled monster with a big yellow spear.
Like a bat from a cave I ran - still he came.
I thought I'd escaped but he called out my name.
Mr. Thorn - Mr. Thorn - please don't be afraid.
It's me, little Jimmy in this masquerade.
The moon on the lawn glowed a bright orange cast.
And I thought I saw witches on brooms flying past.
White sheet like things floated, they looked just like ghosts.
But the skeleton with bones clacking, it scared me the most.
Someone looked like a vampire his face a ghastly pale hue.
I finally realized it was Harry all covered with glue.
That kid like a spider so lively and quick.
I knew in a moment it was my neighbor's son Nick.
One sweet little princess, so lovely was she -
Whatever was she doing in this strange company?
When all of the goblins pulled mask from there head.
I knew that this night there was nothing to dread.
Then this strange purple monster greeted me and I said, "Who are you?"
He gave me no answer just hollered Boooooooooo….
And putting a finger aside one large eye.
He got in his space ship and flew to the sky.
I knew I had never seen anything like that before.
I watched him in wonder quickly shutting my door.
But I heard him exclaim ere he flew out of sight.
Happy Halloween to all - and have a real spooky night!