The Assignment: Write a poem about a memorable Halloween Costume.
Halloween was always one of my favorite times of the year. I loved being able to dress up and "play pretend". I would seriously start planning the day after "treat or treating" for the following years costume. I like to be organized I guess...LOL!
There was about a 5 year "gap" in being able to "dress-up" from when I was 14 years old (yes, we trick or treated until we were 14 years old in my small town.) to 19 years old. But when my friends and I were old enough to attend the local "watering hole's" Annual Halloween Bash, the fun and planning started all over again!
The following is a poem I wrote about one of those Halloween celebrations!
THE BEE vs. THE KLINGON COSTUME
On November first, my mind would race,
I'd think, "What to be next year?" with a smile on my face.
You see, second to Christmas, it was Halloween I adored most.
My costume couldn’t be as simple as just a witch or a ghost.
Oh no it couldn't… it had to be grand.
Months of thought it took to get planned.
While other's were choosing to be sexy and sleek,
My options were just a tad more bleak.
Being short in stature and being stout to boot,
I always opted to be something that was "cute".
Until the year I decided to throw my hands in the air,
Instead of cute and cuddly, it was time for a scare.
I was totally inspired by the Star Trek theme,
A good plan at the time, or so it seemed.
Apparently dressing as a Klingon of doom,
Dictated the amount of drinks I’d consume.
I'm not sure if was the Klingon warrior inside,
but, my "happy-go-lucky" had "got-up" and died.
That night wasn’t as fun as when I was a Bee,
There’s something to be said for being “cute” and carefree.
So no more costumes of scary or fright,
I wear the ones that are cheery and bright.
If truth be told, I don’t dress up anymore,
My , that’s depressing…I’m officially a bore!
Well today I say, “Not this year, NO WAY”!
But I better get planning, I only have 10 days.
Time to pull out the Halloween costume bins,
To find one that’s suitable for a mother of twins!
Side Note: I tore apart my Scrapbooking room looking for the pictures I KNOW I HAVE of the Halloween I dressed like a Bee and the year I was a Warrior Klingon...I am disappointed to say that I had no luck. I shall keep looking....LOL!
Happy Halloween Costume Planning Everyone!!