Woo-Woo! I Will Scare You!

By Jabo
@jaboUK (57170)
United Kingdom
October 29, 2015 9:40am CST
A young guy dressed up in a sheet, Waved his arms as he walked the street ''Woo-woo! I will scare you Come near me, I dare you!'' Then a real ghost he happened to meet. His heart nearly stopped in his chest, His hands to his mouth they were pressed, He let out a squeal Then turned on his heel, And ran home like someone possessed. The real ghost was very contrite Was sad his appearance caused fright, ''If I'd minded my head I wouldn't be dead, Then no-one would need to take flight''. Original poem by Jabo. We don't pay a lot of attention to Halloween in England, but I thought I would join in the fun with this. Do you dress up and try to scare each other like the fellow in this poem?
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• Preston, England
29 Oct 15
great limerick structured poem - funny too. I dress up sometimes but scarier just being me
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@arthurchappel You are so funny! I'd love to meet you, dressed up ot not
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• United States
29 Oct 15
Very nicely done. No, I haven't dressed up since I was a kid. I never had the desire to, but many of adults still do, if attending Halloween parties.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@TexanTornado I suppose if attending a party it's pretty well expected that everyone will dress up. I thought it was mainly trick or treating over there, rather than parties.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
@jaboUK Well, trick or treating is for the kids, which is on a specific night. But adults tend to have parties too. It's for those that never out grew the holiday.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
@TexanTornado @jaboUK I worked at a bank for a while, and it was the one time of year that they encouraged people to dress up in "non-traditional" attire ... in other words, they encouraged people to come to work dressed for Halloween. They even had awards for the best costumes.
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@PainsOnSlate (21643)
• Canada
29 Oct 15
Not any more but back in the day i could scare like a ghost. Loved Halloween and dressed up as many scary things. Loved your poem.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate What? Someone as lovable as you could be scary? That's hard to believe. I'm pleased you liked the poem, thanks Marilyn.
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@garymarsh6 (16182)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
Excellent Janet well done. My wife does not need to dress up but she does annoy me where she parks her broom!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 Oh, an excellent response Gary
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• United States
30 Oct 15
does she have one of those battery operated brooms Gary?
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@garymarsh6 (16182)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
@Marilynda1225 No she is still using her old favourite manual broom. I tried to persuade her to go supersonic but she only travels fast when she has been eating cabbage and sprouts then she is turbo charged!
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• United States
29 Oct 15
I used to put on a scary mask and hide next to the door in my classroom so I could jump out at kids who entered on Halloween. The kids loved watching me do it, after they recovered from their own scare.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
I'm actually surprised at that Elizabeth, but pleasantly so. I'm glad that you had fun with your pupils.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
@jaboUK I admit that I love practical jokes, but only those which do not hurt or humiliate people. On holidays when people dressed up on campus, my costumes were always crowd pleasers. I had about two dozen of them. The student favorite was my space cadet costume.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@ElizabethWallace Good for you - and I too hate those 'pranks' that humiliate people. Have you got any photos of you dressed up?
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@valmnz (15143)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 15
Clever poem, loved it. No, we don't take too much of Halloween here either, though it is creeping in with the younger people.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@valmnz Yes I think the younger people here are paying more attention to it as well. Thanks for liking the poem.
@wetnosedogs (1551)
• United States
29 Oct 15
I didn't realize England doesn't do Halloween. Cute poem.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
It has got a little more popular in recent years as people copy you Americans, but it's still not a big thing. I've never personally seen any children doing trick or treating, for instance.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
Of course I dress up and get into the Halloween spirit, although I must admit that some people feel it is far less creepy when I have a child in tow ... oh yeah, and I found out last time that it was also supposed to by MY child!
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@purplealabaster I like your style! I think you'd scare me
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• United States
29 Oct 15
Oh I am sure other parents would have gladly given you theirs for the night. Especially once they got all loaded up on sugar.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
@TexanTornado Now you tell me that I should have ASKED to borrow one of their children. I figured that if they had more then one, then the others were up for grabs.
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@allknowing (80155)
• India
31 Oct 15
I admire how you can think of apt words for apt occasions.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
@allknowing It's nice of you to say that, thanks. I just got the idea of a ghost not wanting to frighten people, and went from there.
@allknowing (80155)
• India
1 Nov 15
@jaboUK I hope you are putting all your limericks together. They are worth publishing.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 15
@allknowing I couldn't be bothered doing it myself, but my daughter says she may do it for me if she gets the time. However I can't really see that anyone would want to read a whole book of these - one at a time on a site like this is a different matter.
@Freelanzer (9541)
• Canada
29 Oct 15
I dress up just to scare the kids coming to my door, but all in good fun
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@Freelanzer The kids would be expecting it, no doubt, so it does sound to be fun.
• United States
30 Oct 15
our neighborhood kids come dressed up and since they're accompanied by parents the parents dress up too. It's really fun to see who comes to the door.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@Marilynda1225 Yes, I should imagine that it would be fun seeing the different outfits.
@much2say (43171)
• United States
3 Nov 15
Hee hee - with my small stature, I tend to not ever look scary (well, I might if I wake up and look in the mirror - ha ha). I might scare my kids though - just by telling them I ate all their Halloween candy - !
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
@much2say I love your sense of humour - I bet you are fun to live with
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@much2say (43171)
• United States
4 Nov 15
@jaboUK I don't know what my roomies would say (Hubby and the kids)
• Midland, Michigan
29 Oct 15
I dressed up in costume as a child, but I haven't since then. My kids do as they still go to parties though. Is this a new one, Janet? I don't remember reading this one before. Great job as always. And cool emoticons to augment each stanza.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
I wrote this today, so yes of course it's new, I think it might be frowned upon if it weren't. I may use a subject in a prose article that I've used before, but I would completely re-write it. I can't do that with a poem, though it may be alright if I were to delete it from where it had originally appeared. So you used to dress up when you were a child, and your kids still do? I'll bet you had fun.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Oct 15
@jaboUK Yes, it was the thing to do. I think my mom probably made most of our costumes as was probably the custom back then. It's only in the recent twenty or so years that they are sold in many retail stores now.
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@1hopefulman (39777)
• Canada
9 Nov 15
I stay clear of Halloween as zombies and monsters are not my thing and for many other reasons..
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
9 Nov 15
@1hopefulman Not my thing either, I only wrote this to join in on Halloween.
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@amnabas (10943)
• Karachi, Pakistan
29 Oct 15
Nicely written keep it up.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@amnabas Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.
@sharon6345 (168123)
• United States
29 Oct 15
The kids dress up and try to scare each other. The teens do this as well.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@sharon6345 I suppose they have a lot of fun, I know Halloween is popular in your country.
• Hangzhou, China
30 Oct 15
There is no Halloween in China. We have the Ghost Festival in July of lunar calendar. It says, this month, the gate of hell is open and all the ghost can hang out in the world. Our deceased family are allowed to have reunion with us, so, we need to perform ceremonies to welcome, treat and escort.You may find people burn the ghost money, paper house, paper cloth, paper furniture etc. on the roads which we think will lead to the hell. We believe our deceased family can get them to use by this way. That is why we called July "ghost month" here.
@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@zhou17306 That is so interesting, thank you for telling me about your ghost month. Why don't you do an article about it, I'm sure that people would love to read it.
• Hangzhou, China
3 Nov 15
@jaboUK thank you for liking my comment! I am a newcomer to Mylot. I planned to read more articles and know more friends firstly. But now, i am inspired by you, I will try to write an article and @ you. Thank you, Jabo :)
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
@zhou17306 You are welcome, but remember to read and comment on lots of other people's posts as well. That way you will get noticed, and people will come and check your posts out because of that. Good luck.
@MALUSE (49706)
• Germany
30 Oct 15
Halloween has been swapping over to Germany like so many American things which could have stayed where they belong. Halloween comes from Ireland, I know, I know. But it has developed into what it is now in America.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@MALUSE I didn't know that Halloween comes from Ireland, thanks for the info.
@MALUSE (49706)
• Germany
30 Oct 15
@jaboUK Check here:
Find out more about the history of History of Halloween, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@MALUSE I've just had a quick look and it said it originated with the Celts, who were not only found in Ireland, but Britain and Northern france too.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
Very nicely written no I don't and never have but I do remember My Son and Daughter going trickle treating
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@gabs8513 So presumably your son and daughter did that in the UK? I've never come across it here myself.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
@gabs8513 I agree that it's sad that it's not safe for children nowadays. We had a lot more freedom, didn't we?
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@jaboUK Yes we did Jabo it was certainly safe for us to play on the Fields across from our Homes but now it is not even safe for a Child to play in front of the House
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@nanette64 (18796)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Jan 16
I swear I don't know how I've missed some of your posts @jaboUK , I must have had my head up my butt. Great limmerick.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 16
@nanette64 Yes, you are very late Nanette - did you bring a note?
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@nanette64 (18796)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Jan 16
@jaboUK Mamma forgot to write one but I'll stand in the corner for an hour. LOL
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
30 Oct 15
My children dress up for Trick-or-Treating, but I don't dress up with them. I prefer not to be scared and am no good at scaring others.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@fawkes62 Do you go with your children? i shouldn't think anyone gets really scared, as everyone is expecting creepy things.
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
30 Oct 15
@jaboUK I walk with them but then wait on the sidewalk while they go up to each door.
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@jaboUK (57170)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
@fawkes62 That's the safest way.
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