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Oct 15, 2012

Better Than Christmas (New Poem) 10/15/12

Four orange uncarved pumpkins and a happy scarecrow decorate the small front porch outside.  The leaves are just about to change color.  Halloween candy has yet to be bought (it's a little bit too early for that).  But soon, so very, very, very soon it will time for that creepy spooky night called Halloween once again.  In a way Halloween is a lot better than Christmas.  For instance once you get to a certain age Christmas kind of loses some of it's magic.  Not all of it of course but a little bit of it.  Halloween on the other hand the magic only increases.  For example as a kid you walk around the neighborhood dressed up in a costume and ask for candy in a joyful chorus of "Trick or Treat".  Then as you get older say middle school or high school age you may not go out trick or treating anymore but you may indulge in some light-hearted mischief....and let's not forget about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".  After that you go on to college and attend Halloween parties and so on and so on.  The years go by and soon you have kids of your own.  So on their first Halloween you dress up your toddler in a pumpkin outfit and lo and behold you might find yourself dressing up in a costume once again just for the fun of it.  Fast forward 20 or 40 years down the road.  Now you're that elderly man or woman down the street that hands out that old hard candy that nobody really wants.         

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