H A L L O W E E N
Jack-O-Lanterns glow in cold night air
As little children run and try to scare
With costumes made of sheets resembling ghosts
While inside houses, neighbors stay and toast
This All-Hallowed Eve when spirits stir
And insubstantial shadows streak and blur
Across harvests of apples red ‘n pumpkins
Ripe and richly oranging their skins
For blazing leaves dizzying down around
Upon the ground on air without a sound.
A yearly ritual revered by all
That marks celebration of the season--fall--
Before winter descends with ice and snow
And all outdoor frolics indoors must go.
So, trick-or-treat up and down your street
Until you grow tired with aching feet.
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T H A N K S G I V I N G
Colors fall yellow and red
As autumn leaves are bled
Of green down upon the ground--
And families gather far and round
To celebrate the season hearty
With food and drink to have a party
Filled with turkey, stuffing, yams,
Corned-bread, potatoes and sugar-cured hams--
A feast of appetites indulged
Until stomachs and waists are bulged
With “Thank-You’s” for the occasion forgotten
And “Giving Thanks” wholly misbegotten.
A renewal of values is long overdue--
A REAL “Thanks-Giving” for me and for you.