On the date of this fall month
I’m allowed to be my self
even eating my best lunch –
can of worm warts on the shelf.
But maybe I’ll surprise them
My witch cousins and witch friend
I’ll knock on doors because I can
Pretend to be a small human.
I’ll forget my nightly haunts
For this one special fun time
Neglect my night’s sky-filled jaunts
Instead listen for door chimes.
Tonight I am not a witch
I switch roles and use my feet
hoping for no surprise glitch
as trick or treaters I meet.
I hide my twelve toes with shoes
Third eye is under a hat
My high shrill voice yells Boo BOO
Kids scream and so does a cat.
My bun of black hair escapes
And my pointy ears pop out
WITCH! someone yells with fear, hate
Suddenly I’m full of doubt.
Guess I can’t be who I’m not
Not tied to the ground like them
I laugh and sprint past the tot
Glad I can fly like a wren.
Thanks for the invitation by Aurora Alexander to write a fun Halloween poem. Check out the others. https://aurorajalexander.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/3rd-halloween-poem-contest-3rd-group-of-submitted-poems/