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Hello, my name is Andy.
I’m a fan of eating candy.
It’s delicious and it’s dandy,
and my favorite thing to eat.
When I want some sweets for eating,
I’ll be at your door repeating
that fantastic, famous greeting…
I’ll be shouting, “Trick or treat!”
I’ll be dressed up like a mummy,
out in search of something yummy,
like a chocolate bar or gummi.
I’ll be marching door-to-door.
And, as long as you have dishes
full of candy so delicious
it can satisfy my wishes,
I’ll keep coming back for more.
You might think I’m being sneaky,
or perhaps a little cheeky,
and some people say it’s freaky,
and they often ask me why…
And they tell me that it’s cheating
to be on their doorstep beating
on the front door, trick-or-treating,
in the middle of July.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 4
Topics: Food Poems, Halloween, Poems about Kooky Characters
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, Rhyme Schemes
From the book The Elephant Repairman
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