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All Hallow's Eve
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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All Hallow’s Eve

 

The ghosts and goblins who some believe reside,

In walls and graveyards and within our homes,

Can’t hold a candle to the creepiness I feel,

When the realities of some of life are realized.

 

Adults who put children through dismal,

And  neglected existences with never enough of anything,

And those who shoot at one another,

Based on the colors they wear or where they hang out.

 

But then the little witches and goblins come out,

In all their cuteness on this All Hallow’s Eve,

And I smile to see these little ones,

Calling, “Trick or Treat” and having fun.

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Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/5/2009
A good reminder about how the month of October puts us into the spirit world of the real ghosts. The kids love this holiday and when supervised on All Hallow's Eve, everything turns out well...it's good the hospitals do the free monitoring of the candy through their X-ray machines to keep it safe for the kids...thanks Karen.

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/3/2009
A perfect apt and timely offering, Karen. Very nicely done. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/2/2009
good with the bad Karen, great positive poem reflecting the good, cheers on
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/2/2009
PERFECT. =] Doesn't get much better'n this. Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/1/2009
Nailed it, my friend. Love this! <3 Phyllis <3 ... PS: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my ;) s....tuff ;). Love to see your name come up! Feel as close as if we had met. Still see scenes in your book. . .reminds me. I need to order Special Friends. 's'great, I know. Smiles and Kisses, 'Pea'
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/1/2009
how true, Karen! they are so adorable when that age of innocense not yet having learned the realities of life. That's when we enjoy it.Superb write!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/1/2009
Great write and good points made.
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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/1/2009
It's all about a little fun for kids and some writing opportunites for the poets. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/1/2009
I too wish all children could just have fun. LadyJ
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/1/2009
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/1/2009
...the innocence and fun of little ones...we all need to take note, great write and photo Karen
Christine
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/1/2009
And I recognized you at the ball when you pretended to be Sleepy Hollow Rider the headless horseman...

EDvard

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/1/2009
Karen, this is so true and I agree with what Amber's comments.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/31/2009
Yes the real horror is in "real" life...Thank goodness children can pretend on one day of the year.
Good message, I was waiting for you at Edvard's ball...
Much love, light, and peace,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/31/2009
Don't do much in the way of Hallowe'en myself, but I know good poetry when I read it, and this is certainly good! Well done, Karen; brava! Happy Boo Day to you too! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 10/31/2009
hi Karen,
I do not celebrate halloween, but I can certainly appreciate well written verses.
Nicole
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/31/2009
My daughter and I were all dressed up in costums as we tended to the little Trick or Treaters. We had so much fun. Thank you for a great write Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/31/2009
Ah, I just can't gert into it anymore / It has been a few years since I could / I used to though / Dress up like a ghoul and scare the dickens out of the little trick or treaters when I opened the door / Nice poetry . . .
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