It's Halloween night. Yes, it's finally here.
I've bought all the candy – twice as much as last year.
I have Hershey and Nestle and Tootsie Roll Pops,
Marshmallow pumpkins, black and orange gum drops,
Snickers, and Reese's, M&Ms, Milky Ways,
Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, taffy, Pay Days,
Candy corn, Almond Joys, Good ‘n' Plenty, and Mounds,
Skittles and Kit Kats, Cracker Jack by the pounds.
There are Three Musketeers, Junior Mints that I'll freeze.
I've splurged on Godiva and boxes of See's.
Yes now I am ready; I've spared no expense.
So let's get things started. Let the evening commence.
Though the street will be crowded with children galore,
I'm not turning the light on. I won't answer the door.
That shouldn't surprise you; it's clear, don't you see?
For all of the candy's for me – just for me!
© 2011 George Bereschik