Ruth Reed, Ph.D
The Mayor sent out a proclamation
That was posted on every second block—
Stating that kids could not ‘trick or treat’
And the townsfolk fell into a shock!
The bad news spread fast like wild fire,
As kids soon heard they couldn’t “Trick or Treat”
And get all that delicious candy
That is so tasty and very sweet!
Kids stomped their feet and yelled and screamed.
All shed tears with their hearts so sad.
They all did not want to go to sleep…
This would be the worst Halloween they had.
The parents knew they had to act fast.
They met at the old town hall close by.
They worked to check out their options
Since they did not want their kids to cry!
Bags were hung by fireplaces with care
With candy-corn visions in their heads;
In hopes scary ghosts would soon be there
And kids laid out costumes by their beds.
That night they dreamed of pumpkins dancing,
And scary witches on broomsticks flew by!
Weird boney skeletons came prancing
As a yellow moon hung in the sky.
On the 31st, kids woke up and did shout,
As tiny white ghosts flew all about.
Things had changed from being so tragic!
As their lives lit up and filled with magic!
Their bags were filled with tasty candy
And the whole day turned out just dandy.
So the Kids in costumes weren’t so sad.
It was the best Halloween they ever had!
BELIEVE IN MAGIC. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF