By Shel Silverstein
Yes, I invented "trick or treat"
So you could fill your mouth with sweets-
Candy bars and lemon drops,
Marshmallows and Tootsie Pops,
Butterscotch and bubble gum.
Hold out your hand - they'll give you some
Chocolate kisses, Jujubes
Sourballs and jelly beans.
Have a cake - some cookies too.
Take a couple - grab a few
Peppermint sticks and Mary Janes,
Licorice whips and candy canes.
Slurp some soda, munch a pie,
Don't let those M&M's go by,
Chew that toffee, munch those treats,
Get that caramel in your teeth.
Then come see me, I'll be here-
I'm your friendly dentist, dear.