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Whoever Shall I Be On Halloween? - A Poem

Lora loves sharing her insights and life experience through the medium of writing whether it is a poem, story, or essay.

Queen Cleopatra

Queen Cleopatra

Whoever Shall I Be On Halloween?

Maybe I could go as Cleopatra,
the Queen of the Nile.
With garb so alluring,
I could certainly beguile.

Or I could try another era-
in Elizabethan dress,
I could be Queen Bess.

How about the glamorous Jean Harlow?
A blonde wig I would need to borrow.
But with that hourglass figure,
it might be simpler to go as Trigger.

From the pages of "Gone With the Wind,"
I could dress as Scarlett O’Hara.
As this fetching Southern Belle,
I certainly could cast quite a spell!

Maybe I could go as a 1920’s flapper
and do the Charleston with flair-
in a dress with fringe
and a headband around my hair.
But with my knee being a little arthritic,
do I dare?

How about a ballet dancer-
or one of Santa’s reindeer,
named Prancer?

Perhaps I could dress down in a bikini
but with too great an expanse in the rear,
it could be quite a disaster-
I fear!

How about a fortune teller
with a crystal ball?
I could suddenly become clairvoyant
and read the future for all.

Or why not the famous
"Minnie the Moocher"
from the catchy Cab Calloway tune . . .
with all of those "Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi’s
and Whoa-a-a-a-ah’s,"
I just may end up
the star of the show!

-Lora Hollings

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher


Flapper Girls 1920's

Flapper Girls 1920's