1575 – Definitely a Trick

Definitely a Trick
Fine…I’m not brushing for the next six months.

Old Steve

He’s perfectly friendly.
He’s perfectly fine.
His manners are nicer
than yours or than mine.
But no trick-or-treaters
on Halloween Eve
are willing to knock
on the door of Old Steve.

His home isn’t haunted.
It seems like the rest:
festooned for the season
to welcome a guest,
but nobody’s willing
to jingle the bell.
Old Steve wonders why,
but the kiddos know well:

at all other houses,
on all other streets
where all of the grown ups
give candy and sweets,
the treats at Old Steve’s
fill the ‘treaters with dread:
the dentist – Old Steve –
gives a toothbrush instead.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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