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Updated on October 31, 2010


I remember my best Halloween~

When the world was safe and serene. ~

I remember the excitement in the air~

When children could trick or treat~

 Without a care.


It was a night dry and clear~

With the wind brisk and fresh. ~

It was a night the moon was full~

As the stars shown at rest.


My mother was dressed in a clown suit~

With navy blue polka dots. ~

My dad held a flashlight to walk~

So we wouldn’t take a flop.


I was dressed as a princess~

My favorite costume of all time! ~

My little sister a ballerina~

Pretty her costume was just like mine.


Our little brother was dressed as a bum~

He mostly was carried because he was only one. ~

We walked up and down the street~

To our neighbors house we shuffled~

 Our tiny feet in the leaves.


Some neighbors we called Auntie or~

 Grandma and Grandpa you see~

 Even though they were not really~

 Related to me. ~

That is when our neighbors were like family~

 How nice it was that way ~

 When I was only three.


I remember one special yellow house~

The biggest up on the street~

Where Miss Lyman lived~

Victorian shaped and truly surreal.


We stood in front of the gigantic door~

Lit by a blue light~

She gave us more than candy~

 On that wondrous night.


She gave me pennies for my UNICEF box~

Hot coco and donuts we had too. ~

Just before we left~

She wished us all addio.



Before the night ended~

There was an even better special stop~

The Firehouse was where we~

Had a party to attend that thrilled all of us!


There were many children in costumes~

From surrounding neighborhoods. ~

We paraded for best costume~

My baby brother only stood.


There was bobbing for apples in~

 A big watered filled pan~

There was soda and more candy~

As well as games to play for prizes at hand.


Soon my legs felt weary~

As it was way past my bed time. ~

All the enthusiasm had come to a close~

And it was time to go home this night.


Filled to the brim with sugar~

To our car did we go. ~

Our bags filled with toys and treats~

 Over flowed! ~

All three of us children fell asleep~

As caring parents carried us to our~

 Very own beds we naired made a peep.


I remember my best Halloween~

When the world was safe and serene. ~

I remember the excitement in the air~

When children could trick or treat~

 Without a care.


Lisa J. Warner


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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      wayne barrett How wonderful.... I would love to hear some of your memories..... also thank you for the read!!! HUGS!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for this Lisa. Brought back wonderful memories.

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      Lisa J Warner 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You Much!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      I just love Halloween, dressing up and with all the excitement. Great poem, really loved it and voted up.Awesome pictures too!