Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31st, 1984


On Halloween in Eighty-Four
There came a knock on my front door
I thought it was someone from town
But out there stood a Circus Clown

It said to me, “It’s tricks or treats!”
So I gave it a bunch of eats
I said, “If you will pose for me,
I’ll take a picture for folks to see”

I took a quick snapshot of it
It only stayed a little bit
It said, “It looks like it might snow,
And I have lots more places to go!”

Some other ghosts gave me a scare
Then I sat down in my easy chair
And thought, I’m glad they call came here
And they’ll be back again next year

D.B. Cox

Monday, October 27, 2014


October is a lovely month
When the leaves start looking like gold
It isn't overly hot this month
Nor it isn't overly cold

That's when we start to reminisce
About things old and new
Like Columbus, who discovered us
In Fourteen-Hundred-Ninety-Two

Halloween will soon be here
With goblins in masks and sheets
And when they come around that night
They tell us "trick or treats"

It reminds us of when we were young
We were always short on jack
Our biggest thrill was to upset
That little house out back

Those little houses have long been gone
We've now grown old, and so
We'll just relax in our easy chairs
And dream of things from long ago

D.B. Cox