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Post-Halloween Modern: A Poem by Sidney Carlson White

November 18, 2011

What lies at the bottom of the Halloween bag?

Monsters, ghouls, vampires, ghosts perhaps?

The forlorn wrapper of a Snickers bar?

The chocolaty smell of the scrumptious?


Trick-or-Treat, Trick-or-Treat

Effervescent gleam, candy scream

House to house, they run and skip

The Candy beckons with chocolate dreams


Which house is more finely dressed

Decor combat, the new game

Pumpkins and lights hold court here

Flickering glow in the darkness


–Sidney Carlson White

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Joe Polta permalink
    November 18, 2011 11:55 am

    Amazing imagery — and not constrained by rhyme.
    Sid is ahead of his time.

    Sid, I hope you will keep sharing your writing with the community.

  2. Ryuko O. permalink
    November 18, 2011 12:03 pm

    Thumbs up! I like it!

  3. Beth M. permalink
    November 18, 2011 12:05 pm

    Love the poem Sid! It reminds me of E.E. Cummings’ Halloween “hist whist.”

  4. Doris permalink
    November 18, 2011 12:54 pm

    Sid Sid Sid, i love you kid! Thats your sad aunties attempt at the great visual poem you wrote! You are one of a kind and I love you so much-and your poem, and of course HALLOWEEN! But you know all that. xx oo

  5. November 18, 2011 1:35 pm

    nice. love it! he is his father’s son 😉

  6. Therese Weitz permalink
    November 18, 2011 7:47 pm

    Great images of my own wonderful childhood, thanks for sharing!

  7. Otto Schroepfer permalink
    November 18, 2011 8:35 pm

    2 thumbs up! I like candy!

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