halloween bremer musikantenAnticipation builds when a decorate-able holiday approaches. Eggs are hung from trees, reindeer are bolted to roofs, carved jack-o-lanterns are set at the door. The decor reminds our salivary glands of  the marshmallow Peeps, chocolate-filled gold coins, and spiced pumpkin pie to come. So, we decorate to the nines. We cook for days, then stuff our bellies full.

But before the football game’s over, it’s time to clean up and undeck-the-halls. The dried up boughs of holly get tossed, the spent candles are pitched, and the turkey carcass is made into soup. After Halloween, the skeleton is stuffed back into the closet – but, as in my case, only once he’s had the last word:

“Gather your vampires, witches, and bats,
Spiders, ghosties, and arch-backed black cats
Put them together with the goblins and ghouls,
Then load them up high on the backs of pack mules.
Or store them in boxes way up in your attic!”
The skeleton in my closet was downright emphatic.
“Cause there’s no room in here,” he said with a flair.
“Now that Nature’s done dying October’s hair.

Autumn Collage Thanksgiving’s approaching. There’s no time to waste.
I’ll wrap up the leftovers

tree web2 while you make haste
Adorning the house with turkeys and corn.
Don’t worry ’bout me. I’ll not feel forlorn
As nighttime turns frosty and moon’s silvery beams
Shed light on the road to more winterly themes.

425497_2299437464676_1014751278_nJust promise you’ll leave the door open a crack

Skeleton Collage

So I can scare Santa
and snatch up his sack.”

Do inanimate objects speak to you too, sometimes? What have they had to say? Don’t be shy. Share it with the rest of us. Until then, have a wonderful week.

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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7 Responses to APRÈS HALLOWEEN

  1. Lyn says:

    LOL I’m lucky if my family remembers to speak to me…”Can’t stop, have to go, running late (as usual thinks I), oh, didn’t I tell you?” ~sigh~ I’d settle for some inanimate object conversation 😀


  2. Vic says:

    love this one! Your poems are great! They’re so much fun! Of course, your photos were beautiful as always, and it was good to see my friend in the closet again.What’s his name?


  3. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Wow, Donna, what a fabulous post! Love the verse, love the pix. I truly didn’t know which to absorb first! Lots of fun and a treat for the eyes.


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