Born on Halloween
I was born on Halloween
when witches pay their due.
Everyone thinks I’m so mean,
but what am I to do?
My mother named me Hazel,
and makes me ride a broom.
She feeds me brew with basil,
and locks me in my room.
My nose is long and crooked.
My pet cat, Boo is black.
They say that I am wicked.
What is it that I lack?
My friends, they all are goblins,
and my father is a ghost.
My sister loves grave robbing,
and my brother loves brain toast.
I wish there was a potion,
to end this evil curse.
For I don’t have a notion,
and my life is getting worse.
So here’s a word of warning
to every child around.
If you were born on Halloween morning,
You best get out-of-town!
In honor of Halloween and my birthday, I thought I would share this poem I wrote as a teen. There are good and bad things about being born on Halloween.
Good: You always get to go Trick or Treating.
Bad: You always get to go Trick or Treating.
Good: No one ever forgets your birthday.
Bad: It is hard to go out to dinner when you have to be home to answer the door and give out candy.
Good: Chinese Take-out.
There are some days when I am a good witch and some when I am bad.
Happy Halloween! Boo!
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What good is living life if you don't share all the experiences, mistakes, and knowledge you have gained? I am a grandmother, a wife, a mother of two grown children, a Jr. High Teacher for almost two decades, an elementary principal and I want to share my experiences.
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That is the best Halloween poem ever! I can’t believe you wrote it as a teenager! You (and I) would not want to see the syrupy stuff I wrote at that age. Happy Birthday!
I have some really syrupy stuff, too! LOL! Thank you for the birthday wishes. Enjoy Halloween ! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Celebrate YOU, Jamie
Thank you! 🙂
Great, great poem. I’d love to re-blog this with your permission. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!
I would be honored to have it reblogged. Thanks so much! 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The poem is great. Still staying home to pass out candy? Have a great day.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Now I leave my husband at home to get the door and I go trick or treating with my grandson. When we are done, there is Chinese food waiting for us. Then cake and presents. It is a great tradition. Thank you for the birthday wishes!! 🙂
Happy Halloweenday! Have a wonderful double celebration. The drawing and poems made me smile. My birthday is on Guy Fawkes Day on Monday and I always like a firework or two (but not at home).
Happy Birthday to you, too! Enjoy!!! 😉
Love the poem — it is so cute and funny. My suggestion: Leave a bowl of candy for the trick or treaters at your front door and go out and have fun! No one should stay home on their birthday! Happy Birthday. (Although I do love take out Chinese)
Thank you for the birthday wishes! I had a great birthday. 😉
What a great poem! What a talented teen you were!
Happy Birthday!!! And what a fun poem 🙂 I don’t know if you saw, but a couple days ago I did I tribute post to you for my Monday’s Magnificent Blogger Shout-Out. http://greendoorhospitality.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/mondays-magnificent-blogger-shout-out-grandmother-musings/
I did not see it, but I went now. Thank you so much for the Magnificent Blogger Shout-Out!! You are so wonderful for giving me a feature and a great gift! Blessings to you. Jamie 🙂
Happy birthday and hope you have lots of fun. Great poem.
Do you have a birthday cake or forego the cake for lots of candy goodies? Chinese takeout sounds like a good birthday dinner to me!
Thank you for the birthday wishes. I usually have a birthday cake, but this year it was a large birthday cookie. Yummy!! 😉
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu! Hope you have a wonderful day. Sometimes, we just turn off the lights and hide in the back room. 🙂 Ha – I’m a “turkey” – born on Thanksgiving. So, I understand your list very much! Good = 4 days off from work. Bad = everyone forgets your birthday because, well, they’re off work and celebrating Thanksgiving! Hee Hee 🙂 Talk soon.
Oooh, I have never met a Turkey Birthday before! I can see the bad part and the good, of course. I guess our is better than having it on Christmas. LOL! I think Christmas babies are always shorted gifts. It is better, I think to have a special day for a birthday and then, Christmas. I hope all is good with you. Blessings! Jamie 🙂
Reblogged this on Renee's Revelings and commented:
Love this Halloween poem written by my friend over at Grandmother Musings. A great read!
Thank you for reblogging, Renee. That was very sweet. 🙂
Loved the poem. Have a happy birthday! Since you have to be home to give out candy to the kids, maybe you can celebrate your birthday again tomorrow!
Great idea! I think I will have a birthday week. Why not? 🙂
Love the poem! Hope you had a wonderful, fun birthday. I’m sorry I got here late.
Thank you, Amy! 😉
Belated Happy Birthday, mine is the 30th the day before.
Evidence from your past to signify a clever poet for the future. Well deserved 2012 Blog of the Year Award. Catching up on you right now…
FUN! Thank you, Jamie!