October 31, submitted by HOWARD DIAMOND
Halloween, nutmeg and pumpkin spice
Is that everything that will be nice?
Ready once, twice and thrice
Can I have that last humble slice?
The grass is green and the sky is blue
What are we thinking and going to do?
Dogs bark, cats meow and cows moo
Are we believing our perceptions to be true?
October is a time for weather to change
Are people staring at me cause I’m strange?
Temperatures move within a big range
Have to alter those ideas and rearrange?
Autumn leaves are blowing far and wide
Can we share with those we confide?
Driving the roads along the countryside
Is our thinking making us decide?
This part of the season changes almost every day
Are there still plenty of days to get outside and play?
Of course, the colored leaves are in total disarray
Is there really anything for me to finally say?
Costumes of various designs line each street
Is Halloween still an incredible feat?
Neighborhoods come together and meet
Please be safe while we trick and treat.
A Halloween Poem by Howard Diamond, Certified Peer Specialist from Long Island