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It’s time for masks and costumes
And big black cats
It’s time for Jack-O-Lanterns
And scary flying bats

It’s time for Trick or Treating
And time for parties, too
It’s time for me to tell you, Dear
I love you

10/85 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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Spider-webs everywhere

And hissing black cats

Lots of scary noises

And low flying bats


Jack-O-Lantern faces

Peer from every porch

Showing off toothy grins

With a candle torch


Little ghosts and goblins

Knocking at my door

Holding ample treat-bags

To which I’ll add some more


Children all in costume

From tiny tot to teen

Parading all around town

Because it’s Halloween


If I was only younger

I’d be in costume, too

Instead, I’ll greet you at my door

And do what goblins do . . . BOO



10/10/88    Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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Little children love daisy-rings

        Huge truck tire swings                            

        Wet snowball fights                 

        June’s firefly lights

They love all gentle dogs and cats

        Baseballs and bats

        Pink bubble-gum

        A song to hum

They love the fun that summer brings

        Balloons on strings

        Ferris wheel rides

        Big swings and slides

And children love clowns and parades

        Small swaps and trades

        Kites that fly high

        Stars in the sky

They love to lick big ice cream cones

        To throw small stones

        To laugh with glee

        To climb a tree

They love blowing dandelion fluff

        Collecting stuff

        Making mud-pies

        Dozens of WHY’S

And children love to test and tease

        And hug and squeeze . . .

        Right from the start

        They win your heart

Children Love!


2/6/89       Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck


5’th … Indiana NPD 1990

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