Poem: Is Halloween Dead?

11/01/2012 at 12:02 AM 3 comments

Is Halloween Dead?

Trick or treat, the night is dead.

Not one kid here to be fed.

It’s not ghosts nor spooks that scare.

Must be crime makes them beware.

I, when young, through streets would run.

Could not wait, for setting of sun.

Trick or treat, the sport has changed.

In control, parties arranged.

May be good, kids kept off street,

But miss ghouls, to my door beat.

June Nash


Halloween has come and gone.  I had only 3 groups of children come to my door, trick or treating.  Every year we get less kids coming around.  It started me wondering if the old style of celebrating this holiday is over.  Are the children going to parties instead?

Did you pass out candy this year?  Did your kids go door to door?  Do you forego the door to door begging in favor of parties?  


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tosha of Bottled Time  |  11/08/2012 at 11:05 AM

    We love Halloween in our house. We put up decorations and pass out candy. But we only get about 20-30 kids. Most kids go to sponsored events and malls. I know it’s safer, but I do miss the days where house-to-house was the norm. When I was a kid, my aunt used to turn her house into a haunted house for all the trick-or-treaters. She would get hundreds and I always looked forward to having my own home and following in her spooky footprints.

  • 2. gourmandchic  |  11/06/2012 at 7:03 PM

    Love poetry. Wish I had time to write more but I writ enough blogs and social media all day. Sometimes I wish I went back to the days when I had more fun with writing lol

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Original poetry. Copyright 2012, June Nash

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