‘Twas the Week After Halloween

photo courtesy Terren in Virginia

photo courtesy Terren in Virginia

’Twas the week after Halloween and all through the house

There wasn’t so much as a crumb for a mouse.

The Skittles skedaddled, the Reeses were history;

Where the Twizzlers and Twix went was still a big mystery.



When the kids looked around they were thrown for a loop,

The Kit Kats and Hersheys had all flown the coop!

No Snickers, no Smarties, no Three Musketeers,

Even the Dum Dums had all disappeared.


“The candy’s all gone,” they groaned in dismay.

“There’s not even so much as one Milky Way.”

Their bags had been full after they’d trick or treated,

But somehow their booty had all been depleted.


“We didn’t eat it,” they swore on their cash.

“Someone snuck in and they ate up our stash.”

“Don’t worry, we’ll find it, “ I assured them that day.

“Kit Kats don’t get up and just walk away.”


So we scoured the pantry, the playroom, the grounds

But not even one M&M could be found.

It certainly seemed something might be amiss;

We were hard-pressed to find even one chocolate Kiss.


The kids were so sad; they’d been tricked out of treats,

And what’s Halloween without oodles of sweets?

But I told them more candy could be found at the store,

And promised to go out and buy them some more.


I kissed them goodnight and then sent them to bed,

Where visions of Tootsie Rolls danced in their heads.

Then I tiptoed downstairs where all was quite dandy,

And I quietly finished the rest of their candy.

©2015, Beckerman. All rights reserved.

bookbutton-04“Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir. How I Got Pregnant. Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs” makes a great gift!! To get a copy for you or a cool mom you love, CLICK HERE

To become a fan of Lost in Suburbia on Facebook, Visit me here
To follow me on Twitter, visit me here



Filed under Da Holidays, Uncategorized, Who Are These Children and Why are they Calling Me Mommy

6 responses to “‘Twas the Week After Halloween

  1. Harvey Baron

    Awesome!!! Love it!!! Wow!!! XO Pops

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Carol Baron

    Your poem is fabulous. But you stole my poetry gene …. And you didn’t even ask. Is there anything else you want from me? Mom

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Ha! My husband and I were actually sitting on the couch eating some of our children’s pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups when I came across this. Too funny!