In a Rush

In a Rush

A Poem by Dave Brown



End of October arrives in a rush

With costumes often accented with a paintbrush

When sewing machines get no time to rest

Having costume creations ready to face a test


There was cute little Matilda down the street

Dressed like a duck with big waddlin web feet

And Tommy Tucker down the other way

Dressed like an alligator in shades of green-grey


On this night all knocking on doors

Where good folk have set aside their dull chores

To wait for the little people’s night long repeat

Till offering each one, either a trick or treat


Then back to spread their loot cross the floor

Through which big eyes excitedly explore

With cake and candies on which being fed

Before bloated bellies crawl back into bed


© 2021 Dave Brown

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dear Dave... we love to see the young children in
Costumes for Halloween. With their parents permission
I often take their Photo. There are some very Creative Costumes.
I love to see the little ones in Duck Costumes. gently, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago

Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

I am also inclined to anything duck related because we used to have a pet duck and was surprised at .. read more
What wonderful fun, you've told it how it is or can be, Dave! Costumes, trick and treaters, goodies and ye - s bloated tummies! Wonder if you'd like to go back to those days and if so, what or who would you be?

I was once accused of being 'mean' because i had half fruit, half sweeties. Apparently shouldn't have had the fruit!!! At least the cheeky little so and so didn''t come back the next year!!!

Posted 1 Month Ago

Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

Haha, my memory is getting so bad I can barely remember what I did yesterday
I was more than .. read more
You know Dave, I really miss the fun of Halloween when our kids were little. It was so exciting and we really made a big thing of the occasion. Food, decorations, dressing up, carving pumpkins, trick or treating. It's a much more subdued occasion now :) Thanks for the reminder of how it used to be.


Posted 1 Month Ago

Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

It could also be a bit of a let down this year because it never seems to stop raining here
Ho.. read more
I see the sentimental aspects of the upcoming holiday have seized you now! Do people make costumes? Do people sew ANYTHING anymore? I made Mr & Mrs Peanut (of Planters fame) costumes for my sister & bro-in-law & they won a prize at a party! Ah yes! Nobody has written about COSTUMES & so I'm glad you did! (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Month Ago

Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

yes, it basically just shows my age
I like this it is kind of creepy, Awesome write,
love rhyming poetry so much

Posted 1 Month Ago

Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

I guess Halloween is when things should be at least a bit creepy
This one is actually fairly .. read more

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Added on October 19, 2021
Last Updated on October 19, 2021


Dave Brown
Dave Brown

gabriola island, BC - British Columbia, Canada

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