The ghosts and ghouls are out tonight
With witches swooping through the streets
With buckets swinging from their brooms
Filled with sugar wrapped in foil
And parents shepherding their flock
Into the gardens with a pumpkin in
A secret signal that there’s treats
For little ghosts to swallow up
Under bedsheets that pillow out
In the cool October air
But those that hate those pesky kids
Will hide behind their sofas with
Lights turned off and TVs silenced
Waiting for the eggs to fly.
Happy Halloween everyone! I am fortunate enough to live in a flat with an entrance that is very concealed. Even the postman can’t find it, so there’s no way a group of five year olds will! That means that I’m exempt from the flying eggs and flour should I forget to buy in sweets.
As a kid, I used to like houses that gave away toffee apples but they cost about a pound each now, so there’s no way I would be giving those out.
I hope that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween evening, respecting those that don’t want to partake in the evening’s festivities. And well done it you manage to find a house that is giving out toffee apples!
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I’m glad you live in a place where you can opt out of giving out sweets if that’s your choice, Rachel. It’s a fun time of year for people, butthat doesn’t mean it has to include people who choose not to participate.