Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Baker-Man

The Baker-Man

He not at all likes Halloween

And greedy children he can’t stand

He hates to hear them run and scream

And roam the streets in costumed bands

He hates their little spooky threats

As they thrust forth their greedy hands

Those dirty little fingered-nets

That snatch and grab and make demands

He wants to put away the sweets

Remove the pies and buns from view

Hide the truffles and the treats

From that obnoxious, grubby crew

In fact, he wants to close up shop

On this of all the nights he dreads

And take a break from stirring glop

That forms the tangy gingerbreads

He reached to turn the sign to CLOSED

Yet something stayed his fleshy hand

A tasty circumstance arose

And so he let the OPEN stand

A mother with her tot in hand

Stepped inside the steaming shop

And, at the bell, the Baker-Man

Appeared behind the lemon-drops

He rubbed his hands and smiled his smile

And, quiet, flipped the brassy lock

He stretched to better see the child

Hidden in its mother’s frock.

“Come in!” he cooed, all warm sincere

And glided forth with not a sound

He bid them sweetly to come near

And deftly turned the CLOSED sign ‘round

He waited, oh so patiently

While they surveyed the treats

And dialed the oven “blistery”

As mom began to speak

"Do you serve little children here?"

She asked, and pushed the tot full-view

He could not check his creeping leer

And answered with impassioned cheer

“Yes, madam,” he hissed. “We DO!”

~ AngelMay ~

Have a tasty Halloween everybody.



Brian Miller said...

yikes....spooky delicious for halloween...not going to the bakers any time soon...

Megan said...

Now THAT'S the Halloween I'm talking about! Totally awesome, AM!

Paul C said...

You created a delicious setting and eerie atmosphere. Enjoyable reading.

Janice said...

Ohhhh, that is delightfully creepy and the cannibal pumpkin is the perfect partner to your words.

e said...

spooky and a wonderful read!

Mmm said...

Oh but for a few truffles...perhaps?! Great poem here. happy pumpkin day.

Sandra Leigh said...

That's just creepy, AM - a side to your character that I never suspected!

Your verification word is "insomnic". Nanny can't spell.

The Silver Fox said...

Delightfully morbid.

e said...

I loved the post about the deer too! Thanks for popping over.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Yikes ... what big teeth you have!
Fantastic lines, I see a children's book. -J

SY said...

wow.. very creepy..but don't hurt me