Halloween Poetry


The authors of this Halloween poetry create scenes of all that spooky, scary, funny Halloween stuff!



BOO!



Halloween
~ Phyllis J. Perry

Hooting
  Howling
     Hissing
        Witches

Riding
  Rasping
     Ragged
        Switches;

Fluttering
  Frightening
     Fearsome
        Bats;

Arching
  Awesome
     Awful
        Cats;

Long
  Lantern-
     Lighted
        Streets;

Tricks!
  Tasty
     Tempting
        Treats!

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Fog
~ Lilian Moore

Oh this is
Witches’ Weather -
swirling
misting -
Oh this is
Witches’ Weather
so don’t go out
today!

They’ll
wrap you round
in cobwebs -
curling
twisting -
They’ll
wrap you round
in cobwebs
and you’ll
never
find your
way!

Halloo!
Halloo!

I’m here.

Where are you?

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Alone
~ Sharon Hudson

Alone in a house with no one to talk to,
With the floorboards squeaking,
And the wall boards creaking,
Windows rattling like ghost tapping.

Rustling trees, knocking knees,
Scaredly I walk down the hall;
Footsteps following I call,
No one answers, no one at all.

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The Haunted House
~ Vic Crume

Not a window was broken
And the paint wasn’t peeling
  Not a porch step sagged -
  Yet, there was a feeling

That beyond the door
And into the hall
  This was the house of
  No one at all.

No one who breathed
Nor laughed, nor ate
  Nor said “I love,”
  Nor said “I hate.”

Yet something walked
Along the stair
  Something that was
  And wasn’t there.

And that is why weeds
On the path grow high,
  And even the moon
  Races fearfully by -

For something walks
Along the stair -
  Something that is
  And isn’t there.

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Halloween Poetry

I’m Skeleton
~ Lilian Moore

I’m the local Skeleton
who walks this
street.
This is my beat.
Beware!
I’m not very hairy
but I scare
everyone I meet.

People quiver
when they see me.
They flee me!
They shiver
if they must walk
alone.

Oops, there’s a dog.
I must run.
His tail has a wag.
He wants to play tag.
And how he would like a
bone!

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Under the Stairs
~ Daphne Lister

I don’t like the cupboard
Under the stairs,
It reminds me of caves
And dragons’ lairs.

So I never look in
Once it is night,
In case I should get
A nasty fright.

I’m silly I know
’Cos it’s only small,
There wouldn’t be room
For a dragon, at all.

But even in daytime
It gives me the scares
To go past the cupboard
Under the stairs.

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Pumpkin
~ Valerie Worth

After its lid
Is cut, the slick
Seeds and stuck
Wet strings
Scooped out,
Walls scraped
Dry and white,
Face carved, candle
Fixed and lit,

Light creeps
Into the thick
Rind: giving
That dead orange
Vegetable skull
Warm skin, making
A live head
To hold its
Sharp gold grin.

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Wicked Witch’s Kitchen
~ X. J. Kennedy

You’re in the mood for freaky food?
You feel your taste buds itchin’
For nice fresh point ivy greens?
Try Wicked Witch’s Kitchen!

She has corn on the cobweb, cauldron-hot,
She makes the meanest cider,
But her broomstick cakes and milkweed shakes
Aren’t fit to feed a spider.

She likes to brew hot toadstool stew -
”Come eat, my sweet!” she’ll cackle -
But if you do, you’ll turn into
A jack-o’-lantern’s jackal.

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Ghost
~ Jack Prelutsky

I saw a ghost
  that stared and stared
And I stood still
 and acted scared.
But that was just
  a big pretend.

I knew that ghost …

… it was my friend!

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Night Scare
~ Judith Viorst

There aren’t any ghosts.
There aren’t any.
There aren’t any gho-
Well … not too many.

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Halloween Poetry

Something Is There
~ Lilian Moore

Something is there
  there on the stair
    coming down
      coming down
        stepping with care.
          Coming down
            Coming down
            slinkety-sly

Something is coming and wants to get by.

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Spider on the Floor
~ Anonymous

There’s a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor
Who could ask for more
Than a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor.

Now the spider’s on my leg
He’s really, really big
This old spider on my leg
Oh, there’s a spider on my leg.

Now the spider’s on my stomach
Oh, he’s just a big old lummock
This old spider on my stomach
There’s a spider on my stomach.

Now the spider’s on my neck
Oh, I’m gonna be a wreck
There’s a spider on my neck

Now the spider’s on my face
Oh, what a big disgrace
There’s a spider on my face

Now the spider’s on my head
Oh, I wish that I were dead
There’s a spider on my head

But he jumps off
      Prrrrrrrrr – Pop!

Now there’s a spider on the floor
Now there’s a spider on the floor
Now there’s a spider on the floor
Now there’s a spider on the floor
Who could ask for anything more
Than a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor.




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