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Saturday, October 31, 2015

My Favorite Things

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My Favorite Things

Greasy green lizards
and raw chicken gizzards,
spell-binding spells
cast by spell-casting wizards.
Dead mice and head lice
and flapping bat wings--
these are a few of my favorite things!

Bare bones and tombstones
in old cemeteries,
unsweetened pies filled
with wild sour cherries.
Cat claws and rat paws
and bumblebee stings--
these are a few of my favorite things!

Haunting, taunting--
life gets daunting.
That's when this witch sighs,
I simply remember
my favorite things
and fly through October skies!

~ Bobbi Katz, 
from The Monsterologist: 
A Memoir in Rhyme

I love the The Sound of Music and its song "My Favorite Things". Reading this poem (and then singing it to the tune of the song from the musical) made me grin like a jack-o-lantern! It's creepy and silly at the same time. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Wishing you all a bootiful Halloween, filled with spooktacular treats! :)

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