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So I took a trip down Jack O’Lantern Lane
Where skeletons and ghosts were raising Cain
The crows they cawed
The mockingbirds squawked
And the treetops flared like a fire engine.
So I ran back home to ink an angry complaint
Against shuffling monsters that make one faint
But I tripped over boxes
Left by masquerade foxes
And I cursed like the dickens cuz a saint I ain’t.
So then I opened my eyes, took in the wide blue skies
And I laughed at the beauty that around me lies
The anthem of the trees
As they sang in the breeze
And I thanked the Lord with my heartfelt sighs.
As if by magic my anger disappeared and the doorbell rang
And I rose from my chair with a clatter and a bang
See, I had my nutty nurse costume on
A green glowing needle and a wig of blonde
I was going trick or treatin’ with my neighborhood gang.
What fun prompts I had to work with today! Sammi’s Day 8 (“As if by magic”) from yesterday and today’s Day 9 (“Jack O’Lantern Lane”); Cee’s FOTD; Dawn’s “Festival of Leaves 2022” Week Six; dVerse’s OLN; and Shay’s Word Garden List honoring poet, Susie Clevenger.