Have a Happy Halloween

This Poem is for Halloween

It’s… Halloween! Whether you are dressing up or not, I hope you have a great day. Have a little candy and perhaps a piece of pumpkin pie. Please try not to scare me too much either! I’m in Victoria, the most haunted city in British Columbia, by all accounts. So, I think it’s part of my duty as a resident to bring you a Halloween poem, lol. Here goes:


Halloween Street

Harry Potter
Is only nine years old and
Sips an extra hot no foam pumpkin spice latte.

Mr. Peanut
Is double my height and
Looks through his monocle at the clown with five balloons.

Lock the car door and
Watch a Russian soldier in a door frame talking to a cowboy.

We should have dressed up this year, he says.

Don’t mention the
Supergirl tights underneath my jeans.


Β©2016 Christy Birmingham


This poem is inspired by a recent night out at a pumpkin art event with friends (see the photo above of The Beatles display carved out of pumpkin). We saw some great costumes, including the clown (I admit it creeped me out) and Mr. Peanut. As for the drink, I had a green tea rather than a latte, and I’m not sure what the mini Harry Potter ended up ordering from Starbucks. Regarding my tights, well, you’ll have to decide for yourself if that part really happened πŸ˜‰

This is Christy B., wishing you a safe, fun Halloween!


98 thoughts on “This Poem is for Halloween

  1. andy1076

    Victoria is definitely filled with lots of places, Even the hotel by the Marina is said to have history eh? Here in Vancouver we’ve got a house that’s never been sold since a murder suicide a decade ago :O

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  2. melouisef

    Happy Halloween to you too……it is only in the last few years that I have seen some Halloween decorations here, so it is not something familiar to us, except for when we travel overseas. But the costumes sound like the fun part. Oh yes and of course a pumpkin latte with cinnamon πŸ‘€

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      1. melouisef

        Most of these things are for commercial advantage, let’s face it why would I want to spend money on a costume that I / my children wear once. I would gladly give to an animal welfare and nobody here would have a problem with it. 😎

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    1. Christy B Post author

      It was such a great display of pumpkins! I didn’t know it would prompt a poem in the end πŸ™‚ That’s neat you’ve been here to Victoria, Elizabeth. Hope you get to visit again soon!

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  3. Carolyn Page

    Happy Halloween, sweet Christy!
    We waited (with treats) for the little ones to come. Not a single trick or treater did we see! Seems Monday night was not as favourable as last year’s Saturday night Halloween.
    Here in Australia ‘Halloween Joy’ is in its infancy… Apparently many were out and about, but not in our street… Oh well, there’s lots of sweets for my man to enjoy! πŸ™‚


    1. Christy B Post author

      I hope you get some of the leftover treats too, Carolyn! My parents don’t get many trick-or-treaters so I think sometimes the location of the house affects the number of kids that come. It’s great to see you!

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      1. Carolyn Page

        Yes, true… There are very few young families in our street!
        No treats for me, though. I don’t eat sugar anymore, and don’t have any cravings either… Keith, on the other hand, is a sweet treat lover… πŸ˜‰


  4. charlypriest

    What a creepy day, a Russian soldier talking with a cowboy and ends up that you are not really Crhisty but…. superwoman!! or hotwoman? Sorry me being me I got stuck in the tights thing….
    Seems you had fun though, and actually you gave me an idea about writing something about a Russian soldier interacting with a cowboy, thatΒ΄s quite unique.

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