Hat trick or treat

For Halloween masquerading, sometimes dare-ful includes being careful.

Hat trick or treat

The scariest costume’s a vision indeed.
Just try taking trails in a getup extreme.
It’s truly enough to make your eyes bleed.
You might even wish it was all a bad dream.

Simplicity’s handy, when crafting a look.
I’m not just a killjoy, but here’s my defense.
When going for candy, by hook or by crook,
You can’t hold a candle to good common sense.

As wee trick or treaters garb up and go out,
Let’s aim for a recipe, safe on the spot.
Designing a costume that’s tuned up to tout
May be quite ornate, but again, maybe not.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted in response to these prompts:

31 Days of Poetry and Writing: “vision” (30)
OctPoWriMo: “simplicity” (30)
Daily Post: “candle”
31 Writing Prompts"recipe"(30)
Daily Post: “careful”
JNV’s Halloween Challenge “scary” and “costume”
Meme Express: “maybe not”
Simply Snickers: “tune,” “trails,” and “try”


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