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Monday, November 01, 2010


by Earl J. Wilcox

‘Tis not a children’s night, not a costume party,
this season when goblins and ghosts rule the land.
Take heed, all you who are sober and sane.
Keep a wary eye on covens controlled by candidates
who dabble in witchcraft, who want to clean out
Washington with ammo treats from the Second Amendment.

Pray for a gracious harvest moon to shed light
on those who scour the land to trick naïve, foolish,
unsuspecting independent-minded children not yet
schooled in the old game of hide the truth, seek evil.

Earl J. Wilcox writes about aging, baseball, literary icons, politics, and southern culture. His work appears in more than two dozen journals; he is a regular contributor to The New Verse News. More of Earl's poetry appears at his blog, Writing by Earl.