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Discussion Starter · #461 ·
Halloween Is Real!......BY:KPRIMM

When what can't happen
Becomes all too real
And dark shadows become our new friend

When Goblins and Magic
Ride cold Autumn winds
And we feel just like Children again

The Neighborhood calls
And we cannot resist
Like an Army we canvass the streets

We hide behind costumes
And meld with the night
As we hunt for our Tricks and our Treats

Nothing will stop us
Our mission is clear
A few fleeting hours to go

But tonight we are free
To live all that we can
Awash in the Jack O' Lanterns glow

When excitement comes creeping
Up into our souls
And bright glowing Pumpkins are seen

When no longer grown up
Just a kid once again
The return of our night....

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My neighbor told me last week that his 5 year old son was asking how long is it to Halloween to be able to see my stuff again.
Thanks for all of you poems KPRIMM.

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Discussion Starter · #464 ·
Trick Or Treat
Trick Or Treat....It's More Than Just The Candy! BY:KURTIS PRIMM

Next to Christmas it was, is, the greatest night of the year to me. Having been born in 1967, the 70's was the heyday of Trick Or Treating for me.My adventuring group on the spooky, magical night of Halloween consisted of me, my brother, two years younger, and my cousin, same age as my brother, led by my Father. Our group knew how to Trick Or Treat. We didn't walk door to door, we ran! My Haunting grounds was Melvindale Michigan, and still is to this very day, and we covered the entire city. We were out for hours, we were on a mission, to see and do it all, visit every house, and every year I filled two entire pillow cases of Halloween treasure. My father also owned a house in Dearborn, briefly, and for a handfull of years, we would canvass that neighborhood as well.

I can honestly say, there have only been a couple times that I have been physically exhausted, and Halloween night is one of them. Little did I know back then, of just how much these magical Halloween nights would come to mean to me. Thirty plus years later, I still remember them clearly, and think fondly on them often. Trick Or Treating, at least to me, was not about the candy, well, it was, but not entirely, it was much more. It was dressing up and being someone, some thing, that you could only be on this one night. It was about being just one of a costumed throng of spooks out for a night of adventure. It was about the candy, and all the other special things that you would discover in your sack of loot at the end of the night. T he payment for all your hard work, and bravery going to the spooky houses, and I went to them all no matter how scary. My Father made sure of that. He said if they were going to all the work to make something special for Halloween, then I was going to do my part and go get that candy. But for me, Halloween and Trick Or Treating was mostly about our group together and our adventure. On Halloween it wasn't just a kid out being supervised by my Dad, we were a team that night.

Now that I'm older, with my own two grown boys, we enjoy Halloween running my yard haunt "Primmsylvania" and I take great pride and enjoyment every year, in making it the best it can possibly be. I like to give out the really good candy, and for the TOTS who really put in the effort, with a cool costume, and a loudly yelled "Trick Or Treat", I give them A little something more.

What is wrong with some of the kids today? Every year there are some kids that come up to the "Candy Shack" and just stand there with their bag open, expecting a treat. You have to say the words if you want a treat from "Primmsylvania". My candy passer will gently say things like "What do you say? What are the magic words, If you want a treat you have to work for it", you have to say the words, that's what it's all about. When I was a lad making my rounds, I yelled "Trick Or Treat" at every house, without fail, until I was hoarse at the end of the night.

Loot bags, Trick Or Treat bags, pillow cases, they all serve the same purpose. To hold the treasure that you work so hard to collect all night. My loot bag of
choice was always my trusty pillow case, my Linus' blanket. Now I love the old vintage Trick Or Treat bags with the beautiful graphics on them, but they could not hold as much loot as my trusty pillow case. The paper bags seemed to always spring a hole and dump my precious loot along the sidewalk. The pillow case was stronger, bigger, and with a quick spin, it would close, like Santa's sack, securely, and could be slung over my shoulder for easy carrying. Like a thief in the night making my get away.....a Halloween thief.

The loot, or candy, kids get today is much different than the loot I got as a kid. I feel sorry for the children of today. I know to them, this is their time and
their magic, and I am happy for them, and I hope it will always be great memories for them, and I'm sure it will....but I know different. I always had much more than just candy in my bag. I had wax "Witch Whistles",God how I miss them, and vampire fangs, and lips, and mustaches. I had money, and games, and noise makers. I had spooky toys, pop corn balls, full caramel and candied apples. I had spooky coloring books and crayons, rubber skeletons and bats, finger monster puppets, spider rings and necklaces,Halloween flash lights and spooky PEZ dispensers. You never knew for sure, just what you were going to find in your loot bag at the end of the night. It was Halloween and Christmas all rolled into one. It was adventure, and it was MAGIC!

I remember fondly, those special houses, that were decorated so cool, and the special people, who dressed up and played the part of their characters. I remember the people who passed out the special treats, and went out of their way to make this night magical in the eyes of a child, and now, the heart of a man. It was you who created me. It was you who took the spark inside of me and turned it into a roaring Celtic bonfire, and now it is me who works so hard to return the magic back to you.

I want to thank you all for what you did for me....for what you did To me. I don't know most of you personally, and you don't know me, but I did bond with you on whatever Halloween year it was through the years, that I ran across your path. And I want you all to know that I am honored to try my best to return some Halloween magic to you and your families.

Come on by this year, and see what I have created to share with you all. It won't cost you a penny, but if you enjoy it, and in some small way I helped to create a special memory for you, just give me a wave, or a smile, it means everything to me, and that's why I do it.

Remember to say the words, and say them loudly and proudly. "Trick Or Treat", I want to hear them.....I Need to hear them. My Mother asked me one year how long I was going to keep the haunt running, after things were dying down, and I told her "As long as there is one kid still out there Trick Or Treating, I will be here waiting for him." She smiled at me and said "we're all out of candy", and she turned to go into the house. I checked my pocket and found a few dollar bills there, "I'll give out a dollar, and after that's gone, I have poems and stories."

Come by and see me, I'll have something for you. Just come on up and say "Trick Or Treat", and one more memory will be created.

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Discussion Starter · #466 ·
Flay The Flesh.....BY:KPRIMM

Flay the flesh and scatter the bones
Of all who enter a Witch's home
There be good reason for you to fear
The ancient Crone that's living here

Her lonely cottage in the wood
Holds lots of things and none are good
The secrets here are here to stay
With scattered bones and flesh to flay

Potions,Spells, and Devil's pacts
And Lord knows what in hanging sacks
The foolish few who venture in
Are gone and never seen again

Flay the fleash and scatter the bones
Of all who enter a Witch's home
The old Crone cooks her Witch's Brew
The next ingredient might be YOU!

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Discussion Starter · #468 ·
Ethereal Breeze.....BY:KPRIMM

Around the Tombstones row by row
Their Ghostly Spirits to and fro
Beneath the Moon it's what they do
The Silver rays shine right on through

They move about like busy Bees
And glide upon an Ethereal Breeze
And if they ever see you spy
You'd never know they pay no mind

Some so sheer they're barely there
It makes no difference they don't care
Others look as real as me
But glide upon an Ethereal breeze

Just why they're here I can't surmise
Not sure what caused them all to rise
Come take a look to your surprise
And see them with your own Two eyes

White's, and Grey's, and Ghostly Blue's
They wear the colors they so choose
Beyond this life of you and me
They glide upon an Ethereal breeze

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Discussion Starter · #469 ·
The Coming Of Dawn.....BY:K Primm

The coming of Autumn, my seasonal high
Brings a smile to my face as each leaf passes by
When kissed by the cold breeze of October air
My Burdens relinquished, if any were there

The bright Silver Moon rises high overhead
I'm at home in the dark,as the night brings it's dead
With Apples and Cider and Pumpkiny things
I fly on a high born of Leathery wings

The night is awash in an Orange flickering rain
As the "Jacks" that stand guard,feel I know them by name

When scary is normal, In fact, it's preferred
And the crackle of power in Three little words
Trick or Treat rings through the air door to door
And each time they say it Their treasures grow more

Let Orange be our Banner, our Flag colored Black
Let every hand carry a Trick or Treat sack
Let every mouth speak what our Hearts know is true
And delight in the words Happy Haunting to you

Our limbs fill with power in Autumn's delight
And just cause' we're here we're the Lords of the night
We take every day with a smile on our face
And the memory is stored in our Hearts spooky place

So bring on the Autumn and bring on the night
The Pumpkins the Scarecrows a wonderous sight
Let tombstones sprout up out of every lawn
And let Halloween last till' the coming of Dawn

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I love stopping by this thread. Your poems give me a boost when I'm low on inspiration or just feel overwhelmed by the amount of things to finish before Halloween. The spirit and emotion that bleed through your words are the very essence of our holiday.

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Discussion Starter · #473 ·
Thank you so much for kind and inspiring words. Sometime's I wonder If I should stop posting poems. Just thinking maybe everyone is getting tired of it by now. I truly hope my humble words stir the beautiful emotion of Autumn and Halloween. It's just something I love to share with like minded people. This group has inspired to be creative and share what I love with others. If I'm bad, average, or terrific I still love to do my best to share this beautiful time with others.

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Discussion Starter · #474 ·
Motley Crew......BY:KPRIMM

We gather here in worn out clothes
With makeshift masks, so no one knows
A band of Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls
A sack or pail, our only tools

We form a group, a Motley Crew
And each one knows just what to do
Tonight we fly, our time has come
No rest at all, until we're done

The old once more becomes the new
And tales once doubted now come true
We walk the shadows where we play
Beneath the Moon, we know the way

At home amongst the Autumn chill
The Cold won't stop us, nothing will!
In old worn clothes and stained Bed Sheets
We've come tonight to Trick Or Treat

We are the Spirit of the night
So chance a look, an Awesome sight
From out of darkness come to view
In Pumpkin light, our Motley Crew

Our time is short, Tis sad but true
We're here for us, and here for you
This brief encounter lasts but Hours
You're welcome all, the pleasure's ours

Up the stairs we trod before
We stand in front of every door
We're every Nightmare ever seen
Tonight is ours, it's Halloween!

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Discussion Starter · #476 ·
Don't take off the mask.....BY:K Primm

A little Hot and Stuffy
As my mask conceals my face
It's part of my protective gear
For I'm about to race

About to run the Gauntlet
As I race with things unseen
Stuff the treasures in my sack
Tonight is Halloween

It's the night of greatest Danger
It's the night of greatest Fun
My Mission? Trick or Treat
And I won't stop until I'm done

The Latex is my Armor
All I need to keep me safe
My costume gives me Camouflage
As I prepare to race

It's time to chase the Autumn wind
The Magic's in the air
No need to find the Spirit
When it's already there

No need for you to worry
As we undertake this task
Safe beside the living Dead
Just don't take off the Mask

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Discussion Starter · #477 ·
A Final Peek....BY:KPRIMM

The flickering flame of Pumpkin light
From Jack O' Lantern stare
Holds the darkness just enough
To show that something's there

In the window comes a face
Where no such face should be
In flickering shadowed candle light
It's just enough to see

And how did the Pumpkin get there?
This glowing gap toothed Gourd
The house has no one living there
At least not anymore

The old house is abandoned
But that's not the case somehow
For it's window holds a Pumpkin
And it's staring at me now

And there, I see it once again
Just there, beyond the light
A shadow there, and yet, it's not
It moves from Left to Right

Then at once I see it
In the Pumpkin's flickering glow
As it becons me, "Come closer"
Clearly, time for me to go!

And go I do, right then and there
That's quite enough for me
As the Pumpkin seems to smile
When I steal a final peek!

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Discussion Starter · #478 ·
My Sweeping Steed.....BY:KPRIMM

My wooden steed with wiry hair
A slender mount just barely there
Flies backward through the Autumn air
At night we sweep the sky

They sweep the floor without a clue
Can't do the things that I can do
By crook and stitch, for I am Witch
And come tonight, I fly

A stooped old lady in her robe
So frail she wobbles as she goes
And in her hand a simple Broom
So little do they know

Such power in this Hunchbacked frame
I play it well this twisted game
All Hallow's Eve is here at last
So on my steed I go

No longer will I sweep the floor
My Broom becomes my mount once more
Below me now I watch this scene
For I am Witch.....on Halloween!

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Discussion Starter · #479 ·
As you Sow so shall you Reap......BY:KPRIMM

As you sow so shall you reap
And this applies to Trick Or Treat
If stingy is what you would sow
Expect a Trick before they go

You hide away and dark the light
A big mistake the Night of nights
A token Treat you've but to give
A simple price that you might live

As you sow so shall you reap
I hear them calling Trick Or Treat
A token gift to fill your hand
It's Halloween across the land

A glowing Pumpkin, bag of Treats
Tonight they gather on the streets
They roam the shadows, nooks, and crooks
The costumes worn aren't just for looks

A piece of candy there to join
Perhaps a single shiny coin
A gift will send them on their way
If not, there will be HELL to pay

As you sow so shall you reap
But Pray, I beg you, don't be cheap
The price you'll pay is far too steep
The Trick on you is endless sleep
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