Trick or Treat

by Don Webb


Time to set your clocks back,
Rovers in costumes cry out “Boo!”
Into their sacks pour a snack:
Candy and gum to chew.

Knock? Open the door with alacrity:
Obama or McCain!
Revel in Tina’s or Sarah’s frippery
Trailing Biden in the rain.

Remember ghosts and Halloween hags?
Every Halloween but the fourth
All the kids come out with bags.
This is their parents’ turn, of courth.


Copyright © 2008 by Don Webb

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