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Halloween antics.....
by Karen Palumbo

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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                        Halloween antics......

Wind is howling, clouds dark and heavy,
dry leaves circling all around.
Faint whistles finding their way indoors,
time to get out and clean up the ground.

Ghosts and goblins know the time is near,
many lost souls searching for a place.
Sneaking, hiding, trying to unglue,
wreaking havoc, yet leaving not a trace.

Time is getting short, decorations still boxed,
better get going and get all up to see.
Music plays, while windows transform,
with witches, wolves, bats, into something eerie.

Pumpkins carved wearing unusual grins,
with black straw like hair, sporting a hat.
Puppies underfoot filled with curiosity,
smelling the chocolate, here comes a cat.

Let the games begin as pups chase cats,
jumping over a can of orange foam spray.
Grim Reaper in one hand, witch in the other,
on the floor Indian corn getting in the way.

One-pup trips, the other grabs the corn,
running through the house leaving a trail.
Dish full of chocolate, cats pick up the scent,
waving proudly is a fuzzy black tail.

Chase the pups first, corn not good to eat,
grab the kitty indulging in chocolate so sweet.
Now puppy in one arm, kitty in the other,
is a battle royal for no soul to meet.

The hour is late and time is running short,
decorations are still all over the floor.
Finished the windows, now for the table,
forgot the talking skull hangs outside the door.

Now the tablecloth with smiling pumpkins,
spread across a field of colorful leaves.
Stand up mummy, next to the ghouls,
and the dish of chocolates now in sleeves.

Into the garage to pick up the big pumpkin,
added a bright bulb to offer  plenty of light.
Pumpkin out front, ready for trick or treat,
kitty again by the chocolate in plain sight.


             Happy Halloween to All....

Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
10/30/2010 © All rights reserved 





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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/18/2010
late on the greetings Karen, I see you had a good one, take care
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 11/17/2010
I'm a little late in reading this. I usually look for your poems Karen.
But it sounds like you had a wonderful & fun Halloween.
Reviewed by Steve Groll 11/13/2010
What fun!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/2/2010
I enjoyed the scene you painted here. Fun and festive! Hugs,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/2/2010
Sounds like a serious Halloween trick or treat stop over. And I can see naughty doggies playing with decorations and carting them off to their lair. Enjoyed. Patrick
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/1/2010
Beautiful write. Loved it.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/31/2010
We soon found out they don't just have a sweet tooth but they love plants as the Doctor told us yesterday. Great write Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 10/31/2010
I can picture it. We have to keep mour cats away from the chocolate, too....Who says cats don't have a sweet tooth?

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/31/2010
Adorable write, and the picture is too precious! Well done, Karen; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love to you and the gang~

As always, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 10/31/2010
Awe, how delightfully ghoulish.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/31/2010
You decorate this page with treats Karen
and from the sounds of this you go all out
for those pesky tricker treaters :)
and they love you for it & so do the parents
I just adore how people go all out on halloween
like they do decorating for Christmas
it is so much fun for everyone

Bones & Creeking Coffins
Happy Halloween...when is dinner? :)
Reviewed by jude forese 10/31/2010
all the ingredients to a happy halloween poetic pie ...
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/31/2010
A lot of excitement going on, cute poem. Happy Halloween.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/31/2010
Beautifully done, Karen.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 10/30/2010
enchanting read, karen.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/30/2010
Adorable poetry...Happy Halloween my sweet friend!

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/30/2010
cute poem - happy halloween - Morgan
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/30/2010
awww..Happy Halloween...the photo is soooo adorable~
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/30/2010
Karen, thanks for sharing your "Halloween Antics" rendering with us. As always a great piece to read and enjoy from your gifted pen my dear friend. Love and peace to you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/30/2010
time flies. happy halloween to you. thanks for the autumn reminders karen. best always.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/30/2010
So whimsical and fun to follow!
And I know the feeling...I have been chasing critters and kids around all day and cleaning the house up as I go and here sits the pumpkin ready to be carved ~ ugh! ~ and I still have not found my necessary witches hat!
Happy Halloween,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/30/2010
And Happy Halloween to you as well, Karen. Thank you for sharing this most apt and timely offering. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/30/2010
Yep! Happy Halloween to you another time. Jeez! Seems like only a couple of months ago we were doing this last year.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/30/2010
Wow your house sounds like mine used to be at Halloween minus the pets, I love Halloween and still decorated our apartment but not as much fun with out trick or treaters at the door. Had a great day Friday though, dressed up as wizard took all my H props to granddaughters school and decorated the library before I read to them all...

SO excited, only one and a half more you soon
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/30/2010
A Halloween pumpkin delight.

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