Posted by Joan on October 30, 2016
It’s the last day of October
A clear moon can be seen
And we are all ready
To celebrate Hallowe’en.
A huge log fire is burning
The house full of good cheer
Bowls full of nuts, sweets and fruit
Keeping traditions we hold dear.
Here come the guisers
With their lanterns on high
From the eyes of the turnips
The lights brighten the sky.
Guisers’ faces are hidden by make-up or masks
As they go unknown from door to door
There’s a Spiderman, A Wicked Witch,
And isn’t that robot wee Jimmy from next door?
Welcome all, you must be hungry
Come in and have a bite to eat
But we’ll hear your story, song or joke
Before you get any treat.
Tasty treacle scones are hanging up there
Underneath you stand in place
Hands tied, you try to get a bite
Without getting a black, sticky face!
Next it’s time for ‘dooking’
From the water you must get
At least one red, shiny apple
Without getting totally wet!
I guess you must be on your way
You entertained us well and good
And before you visit other neighbours
Fill your bags with sweets and food
You sang and danced and made us laugh
Of witches and ghosts have no fear
Enjoy yourselves on the hallowed eve
And be sure to come guising next year!
Happy Hallowe’en, everyone !