Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Final Thought on Pretenders

The First Trick-or-Treat

The ones who first cried “Trick or Treat”
Wore costumes made of leaves --
They did not ask, but snatched their prize --
This Adam, and his Eve --

The first to hide and say “Not Me”
When asked if they were there --
The first to huddle in disguise --
Spend trembling nights in fear -- 

And we, their children, hide like them
And live behind a mask --
Our true self we’re afraid to show
And too ashamed to ask --

I wait with eagerness that day
When masks are cast aside --
When treats are given evermore
And we are waved inside

Happy Halloween!

See you next Monday.

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