Saturday, September 30, 2006


Well folks, Halloween is just around the corner! It's such a fun holiday, I hope ya'll will be celebratin' with parties and tricks 'n' treats galore! We're hoping to attend several parties, do a neighborhood trunk 'r' treat, and then decorate for
"Dia de los Muertos" right after... kind of like a solemn recovery-hangover Ash Wednesday after party hearty Mardi Gras! We'll be doing pumpkins, and have some ideas for some fancy ones like last year - I've got my eye on witch with her bubbling brew!


Momo the Wonder Dog said...

Halloween, Halloween
Oh what scary things I've seen
Witch's hats,
Coal black cats
Broom Stick Riders,
Mice and Bats!

DewKid said...

Five little pumpkins,
Sitting on a gate.
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said,
"There are witches in the air!"
The third one said,
"But we don't care."
The fourth one said,
"I'm ready for some fun!"
The fifth one said,
"Let's run and run and run!"
Ooooooooo went the wind,
and OUT! went the light,
and the five little pumpkins,
rolled out of sight.

(From my favorite Halloween children's book)

The Moody Minstrel said...

The pumpkins had
A foul turn of luck,
For they rolled into the path
Of a speeding truck.
The tires spun round,
And there was a wet sound.
Pulp and seeds
Sprayed upon the ground.
But one muffled "AHHHHH"
Split the noisome night,
And the truck rolled on
Leaving a hideous sight.
There was one witness
To this gory, pulpy scene,
But he laughed out loud and said,
"Happy Halloween!"

Pandabonium said...

But the pumpkins came back
The very next day,
We thought they all were goners
But the pumpkins came back
'Cause they coudn't stay away

Program narrator said...

Suddenly a trap door opens, and a very annoyed-looking cat says, "HEEEEEEEY...!!!!!"

DewKid said...

At that moment, the cat turns into a cabbage. SPGGG!!!

The Moody Minstrel said...

The cabbage rolled over
And over, away.
It rolled through the night
Till the first light of day.
And then, with a thud,
Rubbery like old glue,
It hit up against something:
A gigantic shoe!
A squarish, green head
Turn around and looked down,
And a hideous face
Wore a macabre frown,
But then the curled lip
Twisted into a grin,
And the Frankenstein monster
Said, "Here's my din-din!"
(I know that "breakfast"
Would have been the right word,
But he's not all that bright,
As I'm sure you've all heard.)
He creaked as he bent
And he groaned as he lifted
The sweet, little cabbage
With which he'd been gifted.
He opened his mouth,
A right noisome, old pit,
Brought the cabbage up closer
And chowed down on it.
He slavered and chewed
Spewing slobber galore,
But then, all at once,
The drool changed into gore.
The monster looked down
at his vegetable prize,
And he choked when he saw it;
Shock bugged out his eyes,
For it wasn't a cabbage
He held before him,
T'was a half-eaten cat,
Its condition quite grim.
You see, a time limit
Was put on the spell.
I don't know who did it,
But then...oh, well.

Pandabonium said...

Somehow, being a vegetarian just became irrelevant.

Florida retiree said...

Be sure to tell the grandkids to stay away from the Foley house.

ladybug said...

Love the poems Moody! Funny-can't wait, I even bought a costume and am looking forward to a party or two!

DewKid said...

I'm looking forward to Halloween this year too. I've got two big magic shows to do, and they are going to include some new tricks:

Levitating a Jack-O-Lantern
Walking through Razor-Wire
Chopping my daughter's arm into 2

Should be fun! :-)

The Moody Minstrel said...

But not for your daughter, obviously...

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DewKid said...

Actually I wont be doing the actual "severing" of the arm. That will be her younger sister who is counting the days.... (I HAVE explained to the younger sister that she wont ACTUALLY be causing harm, but she still gets an evil grin on her face when discussing the planned event)

Seymour said...

Now if you could figure a way for Megan to burrow out of her abdomen, the night would be complete!

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Pandabonium said...

"we'll be doing Pumpkins". Sounds like something a congressman would say.

Have you no dignity?