A little Halloween fun from me to you ….
Once Upon A Halloween
When my daughter was just a wee one,
Reading scary Halloween stories was such f un.
Ghosts and goblins and witches galore,
Our scary stories were never a bore.
She dressed as a lion, a pumpkin and a witch,
Those were the days when laughter was our ‘rich’.
Now she is grown and living a grand life,
Life for her is good, but not without its strife.
There is work to do and bills to pay,
Not much time for fun in her every day.
But once a year this young woman does recall,
How she was a princess, a devil, and the belle of the ball.
She throws caution to the wind and allows her child inside to shine,
Teaching me that laughter, friends, and dress-up are all still divine.
Growing up doesn’t mean you stop having fun,
Because if you resign you are as good as done.
And with Halloween upon us once more,
It is time for greeting monsters and fairies at the door.
We learn from our children, what we so easily forget,
That time is a thief and fantasies our best bet.
Make believe has its place and you need not be a child,
Believe for a moment, let yourself go, be wild.
When we are all grown up its important for us to remember
That our childhood is something we should never surrender.
(I think we can all agree that Simon & Schuster won’t be soliciting my poetry any time soon). But it was awesome fun!
I miss the old days of Halloween. Dressing up our little girl, Halloween parades, ghostly cupcakes, Monster Mash playing on the radio and children squealing with delight at each other’s chosen costumes.
Mostly I miss her. Watching how happy she would always be to be a witch, a lion or a pumpkin. Those were the days when we had time for each other. Lots of it, it seemed. I look back now and know that time had never moved faster.
These days I experience Halloween vicariously through that same little girl (who happens to be 30 now). She and her fabulous husband still celebrate Halloween with wild abandon. I love that.
In her honor I wrote this little poem and decided to subject you to it (because I can).
I’ve shared my favorite moments….what are yours?