This one’s for Lily…
We rescued you when you were two
and loved you all these years.
You bring us joy, but cancer brings
our never-ending tears.
I wake up and fear you won’t,
each and every day.
If I could, I promise you
I’d make it go away.
I can’t do that, but I can
make every day your best,
every day until the day,
you have eternal rest.
It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!!!
The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak.
THE SQUEAK, THE CREAK & THE CAT by Dawn Young
In a haunted old house, a small mouse that went squeak
scurried about on a floor that went creak.
That creak woke the cat, all scraggly and black,
who wanted that mouse for his Halloween snack.
He chased that small mouse, while his claws sliced and slashed,
leaving the pumpkins all gutted and gashed.
That small harmless mouse, now ravenous too,
escaped up a broomstick and into some brew.
After a fizzle, a sizzle and BOOM,
out popped a mouse-monster as big as the room.
That beastly-like creature, eyeballing the cat,
swiped and then kitty just vanished…