Poetry by Jeff Green


Modern Traditions

by cricketjeff on October 30, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

For Halloween there used to be
A lot of apple bobbing
But now it’s likely you will see
The children going robbing

A trick or treat they’ll promise you
The choice is quite absurd
Give sweets or suffer eggs and glue
Blackmail’s an ugly word

They’ll say they’re wearing fancy dress
One has a plastic hat
The rest are just a dreadful mess
In bits of this and that

The only people who agree
We need this on these isles
Are sweet shop owners on a spree
And local paedophiles!