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Haiku - Halloween

Updated on November 6, 2017
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart; there is no other way.

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Happy Halloween!

Tis the season for my second favorite holiday of the year, after my birthday. When wee ones beg and plead for their treats. Their costumes were carefully planned. They are proud little pirates, princesses or punk rockers.

No matter the costume, these little ghosts and goblins are on a mission...to collect as much candy as they possibly could within their allotted time.

No obstacles will prevent these Little Mermaids or Prince Charmings from meeting their candy quota. They will leap over curbs, climb fences, bypass their tiring parents...just to get their sugar rush.

More power to these munchkins. They realize this opportunity for FREE candy only comes once a year. They firmly believe to Go Big or Go Home!

Happy trick or treating to all...

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Halloween Haiku

Ghosts and Goblins wake
Searching for candy to take
Give for your own sake

Bright orange aglow
Hovering winds go in low
the candle will blow

Put forth all your trust
All Hallows Eve is a must
to collect or bust

How quickly they sprout
little princesses are out
give treats or they pout

Mist from the cauldron
warns of evilness nearby
quickly move your feet

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Clowns and jesters stroll
Candy for free is their goal
Parents take their toll

You got the invite
Now go on and take a bite
of sugar delight

Have them do a trick
If they really want a treat
Would that not be neat

Darkness falls quickly
Eerie sounds come from nearby
Who let the dogs out

Anticipation
Knocking on doors with such might
To all a fun fright

Eerie Witch...

© 2014 Linda Bilyeu

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yes, the cute halloween is much more fun than the scary...at least my granddaughters think so :)

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Halloween is almost here! People who love that holiday will surly love these haikus and photos. I prefer the cute fun way too.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your Haikus. It was just in time for Halloween. Thanks for the read. Voted up.

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Sunshine, very true. I can't wait to see the pics. I'm sure you will share them on FB. Have a good night my friend:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Love Doc, Faith and Lily haven't decided yet...so many choices for costumes...I do know they will NOT be an Elsa! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Oh Nell, You would have so much fun with the kids and the candy!

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      I enjoyed reading these haiku's.

      I am a very big fan of Halloween. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I always dressed up as a child and went trick or treating plus all the fun Halloween costume parties we had every year in our house.

      What are Lily&Faith dressing up as for Halloween?

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! I wish we celebrated it more over here! love your haiku's and I can imagine you running around ragged trying to keep the kids in order when they are chasing after that chocolate!

      many years ago i worked in a pub and we had a great halloween!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Even empty nesters should dress up while handing out treats...have fun Crissp! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm thinking snickers would be a bit too chewy for a dog to eat, but I'll stop by! :)

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is our first Halloween in the new place and 'though hubby and I are pretty much an empty nesters now, I'd still be giving away treats as a way of sharing my blessings with the children.

      Fun, spooky halloween haiku hub!

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      I hope a cute puppy comes to my door this halloween. Do they eat snickers?

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks, Paula! Have a spooktacular Halloween!

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Fun, pinned it to my Halloween board, and tweeted. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Shauna, The images are from my neighbors yard...my yard has the cute décor :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Linda, it looks like you go all out for Halloween. If I were a little kid, your yard would scare me.

      We don't get many trick or treaters around here anymore, so I don't do much.

      I loved Halloween as a little kid. It was an excuse to stay out after dark!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Fun haiku poetry here for Halloween. Love your photos too! Certainly help to get us in the mood for this fun and spooky time of year.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Have a spooktacular Halloween, Flourish!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Cute hub, Linda. it looks like you enjoy Halloween as much as I do!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Poor teddy...great hub, I don't know about passing around candies, I'll be hiding behind the curtain. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Mary, I actually thought about dressing as Santa this year for Halloween...or an elf. We shall see, I have to decide on a costume soon.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Vellur and DDE, I admire your bravery to stop by and visit! :))

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Don't give up, DJ ... dress up and have fun, even if only 10 kids stop by for treats :)

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Halloween, one of the best holidays ever, keeps us young. Your haiku is loaded with quotable lines but I think my favorite is "To all a fun fright", wouldn't Santa be proud!

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Grandchildren do make Halloween even more fun! :)

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Fantastic! and I love all of your pictures. I love Halloween! Watching our grandchildren have fun is such a pleasure. Thanks :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliant hub! A time of year that sound adventurous and with such great ideas one can go all out with various tricks.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      We used to decorate, big time. One year, we had a live scene in each window on the front of the house. It was loads of fun, but a massive amount of work. All the teenagers who helped with the scenes grew up and moved away.

      Our neighborhood kids have dwindled from over 400 to around 80, last year. I don't even dress up to greet the kids at the door. Times change, people change. One day, I realized the energy was gone.

      You have a wonderful hub filled with great ideas.

      DJ.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great haiku for Halloween and great spooky photos!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Lily and Faith put the dressing on teddy! LOL Kidding...I've have teddy for years, one of my favorite Halloween pieces :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Suzette, I got two images from my neighbors decorations...she goes all out and it's spooktacular!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks, Jodah!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What fun Haikus Lina....love them Well done for Halloween.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Sunshine, you are hilarious! You make everything fun. Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but this take on it is amusing and entertaining. Your talents and creativity are amazing. I love all the images too. Voted up+ and shared.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Seems to me that there's a whole lot that I could do in Orlando that doesn't happen in my little quiet corner of the world! I'd be worn out within the first 2 days!

      Hey BTW....:( what happened to poor Teddy? Was he in an accident? Some bully beat him up?......Remind me not to ask you to bandage up my wounds!! ROFLMAO!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Effer J...You could always come to Orlando to celebrate Hallows Eve with me! :)

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hey Linda...I know you love Halloween. Me? Not so much. I think it may be because where I live, I don't get any little trick or treaters, so it's just an ordinary day.

      My dog is funny-looking enough without a costume and my cat would never sit still long enough to let me put him in costume! I am just ZERO fun on Halloween, arent' I?

      Save me some candy!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Bill, You could always dress up the chickens! :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great fun, Linda. Our dogs are too old to dress up...they don't find the humor in it...but our new kitten....she has no idea what is in store for her. LOL

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Annart, We also don't have as many kids as we used to, but that doesn't stop me from dressing up in costume and entertaining the wee 0nes that do want a treat, but only if they do a trick :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That's a spooktacular costume, WillStar! Have fun! :)

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Love the teddy bear! Great haikus for hallowe'en.

      I know the children love dressing up but there are many people here now, it seems, who use it for the wrong reasons and some older people and those on their own are scared. We have notices for them to put on their doors - 'No trick or treating'. Bit sad really but there you go...

      Younger ones have taken to having parties instead or just going round immediate neighbours.

      When done in the right spirit (no pun intended!) it's great fun.

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very good, Linda. We're dressing our Chihuahua up like this for Halloween:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoB8t0B4jx4