Poetry for Children. Halloween Funny and Scary Poems

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This small selection of Halloween poetry for children will help celebrate the holiday and can get you in the Halloween spirit.

Poetry for Children. Halloween Funny and Scary Poems

Halloween Funny and Scary Poems

Halloween’s Coming

Halloween’s Coming! Halloween’s Coming!
Skeletons Will Be After You!
Witches Cats And Big, Black Bats,
Ghosts And Goblins Too!
Miaow, Miaow, Miaow Go The Witches Cats,
Oo, Oo, Oo, Oo,Oo, Oo Oo, Oo!
Flap, Flap, Flap, Bo The Big, Black Bats,
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo!

Trick or Treaters

Sidewalks Full of Trick or Treaters,
Lots of Candy Eaters,
In Their Costumes Having Lots of fun,
Halloween’sfor Everyone…!!!From Door to Door
the Bells are Ringing Everyware,
Knockers, Knocking, Voices Singing,
Children, the old and in Between
Celebrating Halloween…!!!
“Happy Halloween…!!!”

The Vampire
by Rudyard Kipling

A fool there was and he made his prayer
(Even as you or I!)
To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair,
(We called her the woman who did not care),
But the fool he called her his lady fair--
(Even as you or I!)

Oh, the years we waste and the tears we waste,
And the work of our head and hand
Belong to the woman who did not know
(And now we know that she never could know)
And did not understand!

A fool there was and his goods he spent,
(Even as you or I!)
Honour and faith and a sure intent
(And it wasn't the least what the lady meant),
But a fool must follow his natural bent
(Even as you or I!)

Oh, the toil we lost and the spoil we lost
And the excellent things we planned
Belong to the woman who didn't know why
(And now we know that she never knew why)
And did not understand!

The fool was stripped to his foolish hide,
(Even as you or I!)
Which she might have seen when she threw him aside--
(But it isn't on record the lady tried)
So some of him lived but the most of him died--
(Even as you or I!)

``And it isn't the shame and it isn't the blame
That stings like a white-hot brand--
It's coming to know that she never knew why
(Seeing, at last, she could never know why)
And never could understand!''

Thin Kin
by Michael R. Burch

Tell us what you lack…
the ability to love,
your flesh so slack?

Will we frighten you,
grown pale & unsound…
when we also haunt
the unhallowed ground?

Halloween Snapshot
by George Held

That devil in red satin suit
With tail and black mask,
Holding a black plastic pitchfork,
Is eight-year-old me,
Costumed by my mom.

Little did she know then,
When conjuring
My childish deviltry,
I'd grow up practicing
That black art poetry.


Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
You are such a funny sight.
As you sit there by the window,
Looking out into the night.
You were once a sturdy pumpkin,
growing on a curly vine.
Now you are a Jack-o-lantern,
See your night lights shine.

by Michael R. Burch

Vampires are such fragile creatures;
we dread the dark, but the light destroys them…
sunlight, or a stake, or a cross—such common things.
Still, late at night, when the bat-like vampire sings,
we shrink from his voice.

Centuries have taught us:
in shadows danger lurks for those who stray,
and there the vampire bares his yellow fangs
and feels the ancient soul-tormenting pangs.
He has no choice.

We are his prey, plump and fragrant,
and if we pray to avoid him, the more he prays to find us,
prays to some despotic hooded God
whose benediction is the humid blood
he lusts to taste.

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate (a song)

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate;
The first one said, «Oh my it's getting late».
The second one said, «There are witches in the air».
The third one said, «But I don't care».
The fourth one said, «I'm ready for some fun!»
The fifth one said, «Let's run and run and run».
«Wooooooo» went the wind,
And out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

A Ghost Story
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

On a dreadful stormy night
My dear Tommy had a fight
With great Peter Snookum Snee,
Cat of fighting pedigree.

In this battle, sad to tell,
My poor Tom, alas, he fell,
Ending thus his earthly life
Through the wicked God of Strife

On the next night while in bed,
Sleepless and with aching head,
For my Tom, my precious pet,
My poor eyes with tears were wet.

Suddenly his voice I heard,
And in ghostly whispers purred,
«I am coming, mistress, dear,
Yes, 'tis true I'm very near.

»Good cat heaven have I left,
I would comfort you, bereft
For your precious Tommy pet,
I would teach you not to fret.

«Do you hear me in the hall
With my ghostly soft footfall?
Up the stairs I bound to thee,
Jumping steps from one to three.

»Now my paw is on your door,
I turn the knob one-two-three-four,
And you may see your Tommy now--
Me-ow! Me-ow! Me-ow! ow! ow!"

Fraidie Cat
by Clinton Scollard

I shan't tell you what's his name:
When we want to play a game,
Always thinks that he'll be hurt,
Soil his jacket in the dirt,
Tear his trousers, spoil his hat,--
Fraidie-Cat! Fraidie-Cat!

Nothing of the boy in him!
«Dasn't» try to learn to swim;
Says a cow'll hook; if she
Looks at him he'll climb a tree;
«Scart» to death at bee or bat,--
Fraidie-Cat! Fraidie-Cat!

Claims there're ghosts all snowy white
Wandering around at night
In the attic; wouldn't go
There for anything, I know;
B'lieve he'd run if you said «Scat!»
Fraidie-Cat! Fraidie-Cat!

On Halloween

The witches fly Across the sky,
The Owls go, Who, Who, Who,
The Black Cats Yowl, And Green Ghosts Howl,
“Scary Halloween to You…!!!”
“Happy Halloween…!!!”

A Trick Of A Treat

Dressed Up Little Creatures
On A Dark October Night
Run From Door To Door
Giving Everyone A Fright.
They Come And Ring Your Doorbell
And Before They Will Retreat,
They Beg You For Some Candy
By Yelling “Trick Or Treat”.
When Their Bags Are Full,
They run home to eat their fill.
They Taste A Bit Of Everything
And By Morning They Are Ill!
So To Keep The Youngsters Healthy,
I’ve Figured Out A Deal.
This Year Instead Of Candy,
I’ll Give Them All Oatmeal…!!!

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Poetry for Children. Halloween Funny and Scary Poems

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