Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween, 2011


Boon of  the candy manufacturer,
Benefactor of every dentist,
Halloween’s the number one malefactor,
Topps in America’s Ten Worst Holiday List.
Little girls dressed as angels or tarts
And tots in the arms of mothers are taught
To trick or treat and break men’s hearts.
Each Snicker with some pain is fraught.
Fresh from blue-collar neighborhoods,
Grabbing what they can of Good and Plenty,
Little boys dressed as bums or hoods
Foreshadow what they might be at twenty.
Kids addicted to fat, salt, and sugar,
Graduate to sex, drugs, and meshugga.

                            Robert Forrey 2011