Trick or Treat!

31 Oct

All Hallow’s Eve

A spooky night

When creatures come

To give a fright

They like to

Slither and to sneak

and often ask

“Trick or Treat?”

The little ones

With eyes so wide

Creep cautiously

And even hide

The older ones

Are braver still

And venture forth

To the Haunted Mill

With giggles, screams

Some blood and gore

They seek each house

For treats galore

The evening ends

Tiny feet like lead

We’re home now


It’s time for bed?!!

Not my best poem, but still fitting for my little kiddos. Tomorrow will be filled with treats and fun events at school. An afternoon of trick or treating at the local businesses and then an evening of more trick or treating. It’s a day and evening just ripe for a good imagination.

What do you do to celebrate? Does Halloween ever spark a story line or two?


Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Idaho


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13 responses to “Trick or Treat!

  1. Judith Keim

    October 31, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    So cute, Meredith! With my kids grown and no longer trick or treating, I enjoy Halloween much more! I used to have a hard time coming up with clever costumes for the boys. Now I love seeing all the little ones coming to the door all dressed up and excited! And this year I get to see my little two-year-old grandson going out!

    • Meredith Conner

      October 31, 2012 at 9:26 AM

      How fun!! My girls are 7 and 9 and I have to say I love Halloween as much as they do. I dressed up as a witch for the girl’s Fall Festival last weekend 🙂 We live too far outside of town for any trick or treaters so we always go to a friend’s house to see the costumes and hand out treats.

  2. Amberly Smith

    October 31, 2012 at 8:09 AM


    • Meredith Conner

      October 31, 2012 at 9:27 AM

      Thanks. My Dad is the true poet in my family.

  3. Peggy Staggs

    October 31, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Very cute. I’ve got to work tonight so I’ll miss all the little tricksters

    • Meredith Conner

      October 31, 2012 at 9:28 AM

      Darn! You can always wear a witch’s hat to work! I have one with black feathers all along the brim. The girls informed me this year that I have to get a new costume next year 🙂

  4. ramblingsfromtheleft

    October 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Been missing the GSW’s this past month. Moved, been tortured by stacks of boxes and needed a blog break. Love the poem. I live in a gated adult community … so I have to go to the mall to see the little angels and devils. Then I can spy the pics on Facebook of my grandchildren 🙂 Good to be back, Meredith 🙂

    • Meredith Conner

      October 31, 2012 at 9:31 AM

      I hear you! We just started building our desperately needed addition on our house (and I do mean we- my husband and I and whatever friends we can coerce) and time is constantly running out. I’ve been away from my computer for way too long 😦 Facebook is so wonderful for keeping in touch!!

  5. Janis McCurry

    October 31, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    My neighborhood doesn’t get many kids. At the University where I work, I’m always surprised by how many students/staff dress up. It’s fun to see them walking the halls and going to classes.

  6. Meredith Conner

    October 31, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I dropped off my girls at school today and all the teachers were dressed up. I don’t envy them on days like this with all those little kids and all that excited energy!

  7. maryvine

    October 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I enjoyed the Halloween experience when my kids were young. Not so much now. I do like haunted house stories, and find lots of them on TV today. Good poem.

  8. Lynn Mapp

    October 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    For the last thirty years, I’ve spent Halloween with my neighbor. I took my only child (that’s how long ago it was) trick-or-treating. We walked the around the block, it wasn’t a regular block, but a subdivision block, and ended the night at my behind my house neighbors. We shared a fence between our houses. All I needed to do was cut through their yard, and I’d be home. We shared a glass of wine while my son sorted through his candy.
    They have moved, but now I drive over to their home and we spend Halloween together. It’s our holiday.
    As a matter of fact, I’m on my way out the door.

  9. marsharwest

    November 1, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Hey, folks. Love the poem, Meredith. Cleverly done. No punctuation. I’m always in awe of folks who can write poetry. Hated those assignments in school. LOL

    We got to see our three grands dressed up. Oldest was a Sting Ray. That’s right! He’s always loved those at acquariums. His sister, middle grand was a darling pink and grey elephant. Youngest grandgirl (younger daughter’s child) was a prescious lady bug (hand me down from her cousin.) They all live in the same neighborhood and went out together. We’d celebrated one son-in-law’s BD. His mother said how when he was a kid he thought everyone was celebrating his birthday! LOL

    Glad you got moved Florence. It is a pain, but at some point, you’ll be okay. 🙂
    I hate when Halloween comes in the middle of the week this way. Kids at school are just nuts the next day! I don’t have to deal wiht it anymore, but memories remain. 😦


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