October 30, 2005

Trick or Treat ... Screw the Sweets ... Bring Me Little Kids To Eat

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year! I think I can still recall most of the little-kid costumes I wore back in the sixties as I trotted from doorbell to doorbell around the neighborhood ~ my sack of goodies in tow. To me, this bag was … “the precioussss.”

In honor of this special day of remembrance for all hallows, I present a brief story in rhyming format, to describe my own special way of celebrating.

Come to my house little witches and warlocks
Bring with you bags to fill
I shall greet you with passion and ask you inside
But it won’t be just run of the mill

I will show you my friends who are anxiously waiting
To treat you to goodies and cider
Don’t worry ‘bout grandma who’s dead in the closet
We’ve practiced at ways we can hide her

We’ll dance down the hall and we’ll dish out the sweets
We shall taunt you and scare you to tears
But if you’re real fast you can turn on your heels
And alleviate most of your fears

If you don’t play along and if you don’t quake
I will take a more serious measure
You see little one at the end of the day
It’s beheadin’ that I truly treasure!

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When all’s said and done and the hour is nigh
And I’ve let you back out through the door
I will start to transform to the normal old Hag
The one who’s a simple old bore

Happy Halloween all!

Weary Hag


Blogger sideshow bob said...

I loved Halloween as a kid (still do , actually), and so did my pillowcase. That was the one time of the year it got to see the outside world, and it got stuffed with candy to boot.

I remember there was one house in the neighborhood that would put out a bowl of candy on their porch with a sign that said, "Take only one. Remember God is watching you!" For some reason, that was the scariest part of Halloween for me...but evidently not for the other kids, as the bowl was always empty by the time I got there.

9:53 PM  
Blogger happyandblue2 said...

Good post and good pictures. Very scary..

9:58 PM  
Blogger the Monk said...

Well, we (obviously, i guess) don't have Halloween here, but around this time we have Diwali, which literally means festival of lights. This is probably India's most important festival, as it is celebrated all over the country by everyone, regardless of caste and creed....it is the exact opposite of Halloween, i guess,as it is celebrates the return of Lord Rama from exile after defeating a demon...anyway, Have a great time...Happy halloween...

12:37 AM  
Blogger sidcruise said...

Happy halloween!

this pic not scary get the old one lol :)

3:31 AM  
Blogger CarpeDM said...

That was totally cute, Carol, wait, I mean scary. I am very frightened now. Shivering.

Hope you have a great Halloween!

4:41 AM  
Blogger Grant said...

"Simple old bore." Yeah, right. I guess you had to put that in because it rhymed.

Happy Halloween, you evil woman (I mean that in a nice way).

9:30 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Now, that is an amazing costume.

I love to see a woman who understands and envelopes herself in the true meaning of the holiday!

Happy Halloween. Thank you for your kind, encouraging words on my blog.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Divine Calm said...

Eeegag! I'm still shivering from fear.

9:42 AM  
Blogger sands of time said...

Your Creepy :) :)
Loved your photos Carol those are amazing.I of course was brought up in Britain and we never had trick or treating.:( :(

11:11 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

Carol, you are NEVER a bore - normal or not! I love the photos and the poem is really wonderful! I love the part about hiding grandma.

Thanks for the birthday wishes - and no matter that they are late. I seem to celebrate my birthdays for about 2 weeks anyway. I'm going out to much today with a friend and another set of friends tomorrow. I had a wonderful birthday, so far, the best since I turned 50 (lo these many years ago). Tell me again when your birthday is, please.

11:34 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

Too bad I didn't preview!! I mean I am going out to lunch! Another senior moment, thanks to adult-onset dyslexia or something.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Dave Morris said...

I am so scared I just shit down both legs.

Happy Halloweeeeeeennn!!!

2:14 PM  
Blogger katie said...

Fantastic costume and makeup!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Simply Coll said...

Scary photos and poetry!!!
Great read!
Happy Hallowe'en

3:13 PM  
Blogger brooksba said...


Great post. I love the pictures and the poem. I don't think you've ever been a simple old bore though. =)

Happy Halloween!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, I wish you could stay like that every day. :)

4:16 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Funny post Carol, you look so scaaaary!! lol! :)

5:41 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I LOVE that you love it so much! I wish I could come to your house!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

cool i mean cool pictures. happy halloween!!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Spinning Girl said...

Ooooh! This almost makes me like Halloween.

8:05 PM  
Blogger PBS said...

I loved the poem and the pictures even more! Happy Halloween to you!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Fantabulous post as always. You are such a terrifc writer...luv your stuff!

2:16 AM  
Blogger MYSTIC said...

I think I dated you once. GREAT! GREAT! Job. You drama queen you. The smell of the grease paint...

6:59 AM  
Blogger dulciana said...

Very cool and scary pics! While the munchkin and I were out trick-or-treating, we encountered a door-opener who looked much like you! Scared the munchkin half to death! She's still talking about it.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Carol, I loved this post! Halloween is my fave holiday, too. I am not brave enough to post the costumes I've worn thorugh the years. Loved your creative rhyme.
This post grabbed me by it goulish green title (the words not the colour.)

I wish autumn colourful leaves and Halloween lasted longer. My hubba hubba and I love costume get togethers all yr. We need to indulge more. I'm also a practical jokester at times. Hmm, I feel a post coming on, but I've been tagged by 3 different meme mosquitos. I admit to enjoying reading them MUCH more than doing a meme.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Oh, forgot to add, I like your new profile pic.

1:44 AM  
Blogger Swathi said...

the photos seemed so apt for the poem :)

unfortunately Hallowen is not celebrated here in India (missing out on the Trick or Treat ritual)

3:01 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

lol I love it! Brilliant!

3:46 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Belated All Hallows Eve to ya Weary Hag!

Looking good there girl and I hope you had gobs of scrumptious little brats to nibble on...

1:44 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

All right. This is not fair! You look scary and sexy at the same time! I think I am jealous, since I just look scary--and without any costume and I have NEVER looked sexy.

5:51 PM  
Blogger lilly05 said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday as well! I just love dressing up the kiddos so they can go beg for candy from the neighbors...it builds character!! Laf. Great pics Carol. Hope your Night was memorable.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous colleen said...

EEEKKK! I love the combination of photos and scary rhyme. It's very effective!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Swifty said...

It's that time of year and bonfires are lit
And the kids are dressing as witches
On doors they do beat, demanding a treat-
Fuck them! Son's of bitches!

Belated Happy Halloween.

Great pics. You look so much better now you've come off the caffeine.

5:12 AM  
Blogger bschneider5 said...

WOW, That's quite a costume! It looks like a weary hag!

9:09 AM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

I love the costumes! Halloween is a great holday!

7:18 PM  
Anonymous pallavi said...

loved the pics... I hope you had a great one :)

4:52 AM  
Blogger Rob Seifert said...

I find you not simple, not old, and not at all borish. You are a delight! Thanks for the poetry (here) and the well wishes on my blog! I should be around in the blog-o-sphere more than have been recently. I've missed reading you!


11:01 PM  

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