Halloween’s a time to play
Postpone adulthood one more day.
Or turning back the hands of time
To feel just like a kid of nine.
Paint your face with colors queer.
It's time to haunt this hemisphere
With hoots and hollers down the street
Demanding something good to eat!
It's a time to rant and rave,
A time when no one must behave
Dressed up as ghosts or devils, red,
Nixon, Dick Tracy or Mr. Ed.
Pick a costume, wet and wild,
Remembering feelings of the child
Who took this time to let it out,
To scream or laugh or just plain shout!
An then the rising of the sun
Will temper all this child-like fun.
For Halloween just lasts one night
And everyone should hold on tight
For feeling like a child brings cheer
In play-filled work throughout the year.
Remember feeling full of play
And bring the child out every day.
©Lynnette Schuepbach, October 2, 1992