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So We'll Go No More A-Rolling
Janice Canerdy


So we'll go no more a-rolling
folks' yards on Halloween,
for the cops would come patrolling
and bust up our fun-filled scene.

For the trees should not wear Charmin,
and the neighbors shouldn't see
grown men in masks out harmin'
their precious property

So the night's not made for strolling
through town to vandalize.
We'll go no more a-rolling
folks' yards. It's just not wise.

This poem first appeared in Verse-Virtual (July 2015).
Used here with permission.


Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. A poet since childhood, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, and she is the author or Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishers, 2016). Janice is currently serving as president of the Mississippi Poetry Society and was honored to have been chosen as the Society's Poet of the Year.


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A Jenkin:
A very humorous piece
Posted 11/08/2020 11:52 AM
Love it! Simply Charmin'. Randy
Posted 11/02/2020 05:25 PM
Perfectly fun reflection of a Halloween ramble!
Posted 11/02/2020 04:49 PM
Lori Levy:
Though this poem was first published in 2015, it is definitely relevant today.
Posted 11/02/2020 04:47 PM
michael escoubas:
Totally delightful, Janice . . . I'm betting that even Lord Byron would smile!
Posted 11/02/2020 04:15 PM
Jean Colonomos-1:
A fun poem for a hard time. Thanks.
Posted 11/02/2020 03:43 PM

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