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THE GHOST OF HALLOWEEN PAST
or
DON'T BE MEAN
ON HALLOWEEN!
It's Halloween night; you can hear the dogs howl,
The dry leaves are rustling, black cats on the prowl,
And I was just thinking of goodies to eat,
So I put on my costume to go Trick or Treat.
I was feeling so brave as I ran down my street,
When a Halloween Witchie I happened to meet!
Her face was all bumpy; her skin kind of green;
Her hair was the stringiest I'd ever seen!
She REALLY was UGLY, from top down to toe,
And without even thinking, I just told her so!
The Witchie looked at me with tears in her eyes,
And said,
"Words can hurt....this is not a disguise!
So I'll teach you a lesson....now here's my advice:
When you hurt people's feelings, it's not very nice!
If you call me bad names, and of me you make fun,
I just might turn you into a CINNAMON BUN!
Or maybe a TOADIE!  Or maybe a POST!
Or maybe I'll make you a Halloween GHOST!
And for a whole year, you will never be seen....
You won't be yourself  until NEXT Halloween!"
I felt kind of awful, but it was too late....
So I turned and I ran straight
through my garden gate,
And into my house and straight up to my room
With a terrible feeling of impending doom!
The darkness was fading, the sun on the rise,
And I felt a bit strange, so took off my disguise....
When I looked in the mirror
to straighten my hair,
I saw to my shock that
my HEAD wasn't there!
On closer inspection, imagine my fright!....
The rest of my body was nowhere in sight!
I looked high and low, everywhere I could see,
But still, to my horror, I couldn't see ME!
Now I've learned my lesson the hard way, it's true,
So make sure that this never happens to you.
So until I am ME again next Halloween,
I'll be the best, nicest ghost you've NEVER seen.
And on Halloween night,
           if a Witchie you meet,
You'd better be NICE from
              your head to your feet!
For if you call names,
              or you act mean and nasty,
YOU might be a ghost
           of the Halloween past!  HEE!
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An original story-poem by Grandma Lyn, October, 2000
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