It’s all about the BEADS!
It’s ridiculous how these shiny, colorful trinkets capture our hearts!
They are plastic, not worth more than a few pennies,
but when you pluck them out of the air,
and secure them in your grasp, it is such a rush!
They come raining down from the costumed cast of characters high atop
pirate galleons, fire-breathing dragons or snarling lions or crashing waves!
Moon pies, footballs, plastic cups, stuffed animals, gold doubloons, candy
it all comes hurtling through the air at high speeds!
So when you catch it, instead of getting knocked upside the head with it,
well, that makes it even more thrilling!
Everyone brings plastic grocery sacks to carry home the giant loads of loot!
When you get them home, the hundreds upon hundreds
of strands of necklaces make gorgeous sparkly mounds!
It’s so sensuous running your hands through the piles!
Winding them around your neck and wrists and arms –
They’re totally addictive!
It’s ALL about the beads!