Friday, November 1, 2019

Dog-Day Halloween

Dog-Day Halloween

Simon was nervous.

Each time a rap on the door
or a chiming bell was heard.
He would jump-up to see
what the fuss was for.

Answered amid qualms
to reveal this calamity.
A cacophony of costumes
pleading for sweet alms.

Vocal threats
of tricks if no treats.
Ransom paid with candy,
no regrets.

This Autumnal event to bring
smiles and Spirits alive.
So, lights-on, to welcome
dark apparitions with each ring.

An eventful day and night
as Simon is calmed to sleep.
He is barked-out on this
once a year fright