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Halloween Just Isn’t the Same

IN THE October 29 ISSUE

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by Kristalyn Patzkowski

Enjoy a fun Halloween poem by one of Reedley High School’s local teens!

Costumes and candy corn,
That’s all I can see.
Superficial indeed,
But how do I say that politely?
Kids prance around,
Asking for treats,
With their wide grins.

So I flash them a smile,
Not wanting them to see that I disapprove.
Can’t believe that once was me.
Now I retreat to my living room couch,
And eat the big candy bar that I’ve been saving.
Flip the channels to the re-runs of Charlie Brown.

Ding-dong!
There are more kids at the door.
I guess I’ll wear a mask too.
I’ll wear it just for tonight.

Kristalyn Patzkowski is 17 years old and an ongoing contributor to our Teen Talk section, but prefers writing that is not assigned, especially poetry.

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