Twas the night before October, and all through the house,
All the creatures were stirring, except for my spouse.
He was golfing! Big shock! He was gone all the time,
But his absence, you’ll see, is clearly no crime!
When he leaves for long hours, the elves have a scheme:
Sneak up to the rafters and collect Halloween!
The scarecrows, the witches, jack-o-lanterns and bats;
The vampires and clowns, Frankenstein and black cats!
Grab all the things scary and take them inside,
Decorate the WHOLE house, keep it up ’till Yuletide!
October is fun and scary to all!
At long last, it is here! It is finally fall!
Settle in for a spell, drink some wine by moonlight —
Happy October to all, and to all a goodnight.