First a hush for the Autumn which is passing away

A covering of leaves growing thicker each day.


Then a cheer for the children all dressed in their dreams

Who offer thanks and bright faces

For toffees and creams.


Huzzah to the moms. Hooray for the dads

Who sew costumes and find

Swords, hats and doodads.

Candy baby

Honor to the business folk

Who give candy for hours

Or proffer books to the young ones

Through Halloween showers


Thanks to the neighbors who offer treats and a scare

A community lives because of people who care.


Thanks for everyone who handed out candy and smiles tonight.

Thanks for the costumes and the creativity and the joy.

May a bit of the happiness you shared

Warm your heart through the winter which comes.