Poem 10/24/2020

Machetes, monsters, goblins and ghouls.
So much evil, so many rules.
Pretend is all
And not much more
Bring plenty of children
To the front door.

And no other date
Can compare
To the way
People share
Their treats
With care.
And children
Dare
Accept
The gifts
People bare.

Then darkness.
The sound of the clock
Kids go home.
The doors are locked.
And for the adults
Such a wonderful night
To delight
With movies of fright.

Halloween
Oh queen of holidays.

Poem 10/10/2020

A leaf so green
It’s wilting
Emotions
Cast shadows

Remembering how it was,
How it came to be
And there is but nothing
Left to see.
It knows that time is terrible
At this moment
Unforgiving in how it treats
Those under its care.

And others
Carry On
Not forgetting
But remember
It’s splendor

And change
With the times
Keeping with them
Shadows of green.