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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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About bigsmileu1

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.

31 responses »

  1. 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!

  2. Happy HalloBirthdayween.

  3. Great, great poem. I’d love to re-blog this with your permission. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The poem is great. Still staying home to pass out candy? Have a great day.


    • 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!! 🙂

  5. 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).

  6. 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)

  7. What a great poem! What a talented teen you were!

    Happy Birthday!

  8. 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.

    • 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 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. AirportsMadeSimple

    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 🙂

  11. Reblogged this on Renee's Revelings and commented:
    Love this Halloween poem written by my friend over at Grandmother Musings. A great read!

  12. 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!

  13. Love the poem! Hope you had a wonderful, fun birthday. I’m sorry I got here late.

  14. Belated Happy Birthday, mine is the 30th the day before.

  15. 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…

  16. FUN! Thank you, Jamie!


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