I do not celebrate Halloween
The day before, after or in between
Not mischief night, nor Day of the Dead
No candy nor skulls, nor pumpkin heads
Hallows Eve is not for me
No costumes, no decor, no lights that glow orangeee
But it’s not just October 31st that I don’t like
I also feign Columbus Day which is also a lie
I don’t do Thanksgiving with indigenous feathers
Nor pilgrims’ pale faces that exploited the others
Not Hanukkah or Christmas nor Kwanza neither
If I can’t teach one in class, I won’t teach either
Not Valentine’s nor President’s Day nor Easter
I’ll happily accept the days off but won’t get off my keister.
Now Mother’s Day, that one is important
But we don’t do much for Father’s, so mothers get nuthin’
Besides, they’re always on Sunday when there is no school
To put forth the effort, I’d have to be a fool.
Flag Day, nope! Veteran’s Day? Maybe
But the Pledge doesn’t happen, so maybe…
I’d do 4th of July, that’s always fun
But we’re never in school that day, so forgetaboutit, hun.
Labor Day is the last day of summer.
No celebration there.
Forgot about Memorial Day? I’d remember if you’d care.
That’s the thing though…
It’s a ring, so…
Around a Rosie
Pocket full of…
The ashes feel down
The year goes round,
not a holiday enjoyed
Not for little girls or boys
Who want to eat candy in class
On the Friday that’s the last…