Would you believe I still remember a Halloween poem I wrote in grade school? I don’t remember which grade exactly, but I know I went to the Halloween concert dressed as a witch by wearing one of your Mema’s dresses and a witches hat from Woolworths. (Yes honey, Woolworths!) There was a contest to write a Halloween poem and the winner got the entire class to recite their poem during the Halloween assembly. Guess who won? Me! The class ended up reciting my poem as a rap (insert side eye here for the only Black Girl’s poem being made into a rap.) But anyhoo, here it is:
Jack o’ Lanterns going blink blink blink
Witches going wink wink wink
Everyone is scared and staying in their houses
Black cats chasing little sneaky mouses
A boy dares to go out of his house
While ghosts and goblins are flying about
He walks past a graveyard and what does he see?
The little boy says, I see me!
He looks again and sees a witch stirring brew
She drops it on the floor it turns to cobweb stew
The little boy runs back to his house
Under his bed he sees a mouse
What day is it today because of all that I’ve seen?
I know what day it is! It’s Halloween!
Happy Halloween Pumpkin Dumplin Doodle!