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Just Days Before Election   Leave a comment

Just days before election  

I’m standing at the door 

Passing out the candy 

To spooks, gooks, and more

 

With my early ballot cast 

I’m thinking to myself 

What a year it has been 

And It happened all so fast 

 

With my bowl full of treats 

For little tricksters, costumed and masked 

I greet them all with smiles 

Holding their bags full of sweets 

 

And I think and I pray 

What will life be like  

For us all this time next year? 

After another Election Day? 

 

Will it be a mixed bag full of promises made? 

Or all we expect or hoped it to be? 

Or will it be full of tricks or treats? 

But who knows? The future we cannot see. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

Joyce E. Mannhalter (Oct. 2020) 

Posted October 31, 2020 by Joyce in Election Day, Halloween, My Writings, Poems, poetry, Politics

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MIDNIGHT QUEEN

Black cat

MIDNIGHT QUEEN

She walks the street

alone and aloof,

hides in the shadows

quiet and discreet.

She knows no place

she can call her own,

sad eyes and hunger

written on her face.

She licks at sores

from abuse and neglect

like thrown out trash

that collects outdoors.

Mangy and unkempt

She gleans what she can

living off refuse

where the homeless slept.

___________

Joyce E. Johnson (2013)

The continuing saga of Midnight Queen

will return next week on Halloween. 🙂

Joyce E. Johnson (Oct. 2013)


Posted October 23, 2013 by Joyce in Poems, Short Fiction

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