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Poems by LLS - Halloween Witches and Goblins
The night is crisp and the moon a silvery coin
a night when witches and goblins join
in festivities near and far
trying to fill the candy jar.
These are not the witches of lore
or goblins who have come before
but only the neighbor children
and not a vicious villain.
They're lament has been the same
over decades of walking the street
when they knock at a door
they sing "Trick or Treat!"
A tiger, a lion or even a monster!
They are dressed in costumes scary.
sometimes imitating a character
from a favorite story.
Dressing as a favorite saint
is how this tradition got it's start.
But today, it's witches and goblins
begging and playing the part.