Trick or Treat

Here’s another collaboration with the good folks at Charles House. We reminisced about Halloweens of our youth, I read a few poems, including Poe’s The Raven (which technically isn’t a Halloween poem since he explicitly states that it occurs in bleak December) and then we wrote this.

Trick or Treat

The moon rises chilly
fiery Jack beckons
from the front porch

Our costumed crew
a ghost
a butterfly
a wizard
and Frankenstein

Demanding treats
candy corn
chocolate bars
licorice
but all we get
are apples

Once the indoor lamps
are extinguished
we return with eggs
and soap to fulfill
our part of the bargain

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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5 Responses to Trick or Treat

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Great poem. Am I allowed to say “Adorable”? :)

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  2. Half Mast says:

    I liked it, a good time of year to write. Trick or Treat. https://nicklemedia.wordpress.com/trick-or-treat/

    Liked by 2 people

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