This is my favorite time of year, so when we’re invited to share Halloween poems for the open link at Real Toads, I kind of go into a Yipee!  writing reverie and forgot to stop.  But, really, it’s the best time of year~magic and mystery, costumes and candy!  What more you could ask for?

The old ways are forgotten.

The sacred nature of

Samhain has given way

to costumes and candy.

Trick-or-treating replaces

traditional celebrations

honoring the dead or

scrying to see the future.

Ancient wise ones are still,

waiting and watching for

their moment to return.

Halloween candy

lures the child to trick-or-treat

tummy ache follows


spooky screaming night is

All Hallow’s Eve

mayhem reigns supreme

haunts and spectors

abound in the streets

indulgent adults know

naughtiness will persist


Happy Halloween!