The nanny state is alive and well
Time in Chesapeake, Virginia to ring the alarm bell
It is illegal for trick or treaters over the age of 12 to trick or treat on Halloween night
Wonder who came up with this idea that does not seem remotely right
Was it an attempt to vandalism curb?
Or another goal that is more absurd?
Like cities waging a war on sugared sodas to obesity deny
The city fathers may have wanted its teens to avoid sugar highs
Trick or treat bags are never filled with fruits
No, candy rules the night and is the majority loot
Chesapeake needs to curb its nanny state urge
Nothing to be gained by banning a one night candy splurge
© October 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet