Jack O’Lanterns Grin!

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Jack O’Lanterns Grin!

Jack O’Lanterns Grin!

Laughing at all our fears,

we celebrate life.

Movie star? Monster?

Try a new persona for

fantasy and fun!

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Red hots, gummy worms,

candy corn…okay today!

Enjoy, enjoy guiltlessly!

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Phrases frowned upon,

“Guess who!”, “Trick-or-treat!”, and “Boo!”

bring a smile today.

Be slightly goofy,

gluttonous and boisterous.

Happy Halloween!

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CopyrightΒ© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia

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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!


    1. Thank you, Kate! ❀ We won't have anything spookier than a few tiny pumpkins decorating the house. They usually last from October until March. We don't get trick-or-treaters in our sparsely populated neighborhood. Too bad! I always enjoyed them.

      I guess you will soon be heading into spring! Enjoy it! ❀

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Michel! I usually decorate my house with a few small pumpkins that last from October for Halloween and November for Thanksgiving. Sometimes they last until March! We don’t get any trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood..not enough houses here, though I have always enjoyed them.

      Is All Saints Day a feast day? If so, I hope you and your family enjoy it to the fullest! I am tempted to eat a gummy worm or two, though I usually avoid sugar.
      Love ❀

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    2. Thank you, Michel, for sharing your meaningful All Saints Day traditions.

      Halloween here used to be mostly for children, although many adults now have costume parties. When I was a child, we had Halloween parades in our costumes and collected donations for UNICEF when we went Trick-or-Treating. ❀

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    1. Thanks, Mousumi, for your kind words. I remember when I was teaching elementary school, students dressed in their costumes for a Halloween parade throughout the school. I wonder if anyone still does that. It was fun! Have a great week! ❀



  1. What a frightfully fun poem, Cheryl! I intend to make the most of Halloween with my kids this year, as it’s the first they’ve spent in the UK and here we celebrate as I know you do in the US! πŸŽƒ

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    1. Thank you, KK, for your kind response! I am delighted that you enjoyed the post. ❀

      I am always slightly jealous of all of the colorful and spectacular Indian festivals. Fall and winter are a season of many holidays here, and I am looking forward to a visit from my daughters for Thanksgiving in November.

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      1. That will certainly be a great reunion in November. It’s always pleasure to be with your near and dear ones, and festivals give an opportunity for such gatherings. As regards India, yes, we do have a number of festivals throughout the year, and we enjoy thoroughly. After two years of pandemic, this year is of celebrations again. Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your thoughts and experience πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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    1. Thank you for your lovely response, Eugi! I remember the darker side of Halloween from my childhood…teenagers egging cars and soaping windows, and then razor blades in apples. My parents coped by sponsoring Halloween parties for the young people of the church. When we went trick-or-treating we also solicited donations for UNICEF.

      By the time my children went trick-or-treating, kids were chaperoned and treats were inspected before children were allowed to consume them. I always let my children eat all they wanted on Halloween, then bought the rest back from them and doled it out a little at a time in my elementary school classroom. πŸ™‚

      Happy Fall!

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  2. Happy Halloween. Yes. I’ll be a tad bit goofy πŸ€ͺ and try not to scare so easily.

    I’ve been writing for 3 days now at Sammi scribbles. (I invite you to join me) and last night I dreamt a longish poem. It was scary I tell you. Hope you read it to get a scare later.
    This was fun to read. Xoxo.

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