Monsters and ghouls prowl the street.
Ghosts hide beneath their sheet.
Zombies limp on bloody feet.
All are happy when they meet.
Black cats blend to be discreet.
Witches conjure but never cheat.
Werewolf’s howl when they greet.
All awaiting their Halloween treat.
Children rush for goodies to eat.
Parents long to take a seat.
Then the spell’s finally complete,
ending with dreams so sweet.
Monsters prowled the darkened streets. The time was theirs to search for treats. Deny their cravings if you dare, but tricks certain for the unaware. ~ The moon was full and fog was thick. This night they’ll feast, tomorrow sick. Ghosts and goblins in shadows hide. Porch lights flicker but stay outside. ~ Fairies welcome and clowns make fun. Pirates afloat grab treasure and run. Mummies abound wait for their turn. Witches swoop to take what they yearn. ~ Werewolves howl barking desires. The shrunken in wagons mostly criers. Superheroes patrol to keep things in line. The things all laugh cos their doing fine. ~ The much larger zombies follow the pack. They beg and plead for an unwanted snack. The air grew cooler, the end was near. Then sleep soon ended another nightmare.
A big scary monster lives under my bed. I never saw their body but maybe saw their head. Every night they whisper when I try to sleep. But when my mom comes in she doesn’t hear a peep. ~ My dad moved my bed and even switched my room. But it didn’t really matter, my nights still filled with gloom. They brought me to a doctor to get my head checked out. They said that they found nothing, but I still have my doubt. ~ My sister teases me just like the kids at school. She says that I’m a baby and being scared isn’t cool. Every day on the bus the kids all laugh at my expense. But I know I’m right and I think that they’re all dense. ~ My teacher thinks I’m crazy and doesn’t talk to me. She says that I’m disruptive and that school isn’t free. The principal just smiles and asks “how’s my day?” But when I try to tell her she always walks away. ~ When the school bell rings I can’t wait to get outside. But the bus’s always there and there’s nowhere I can hide. It’s good the ride is short and soon it’ll be done. My mom will be waiting and she’ll ask if I had fun. ~ I’ll tell her no and that I had gotten teased. She’ll make her twisty face and say that she’s not pleased. I hold her hand tightly and we both walk back inside. She’ll help me with my homework until my brain is fried. ~ Then we share a snack before a visit from my friend. We’ll talk a bunch till supper but then the fun will end. I’m glad to have a friend who listens every day. They hear the same old stories, even though they’d rather play. ~ Next we eat our supper then I’ll suffer through a bath. Bedtime must be coming soon and another night of wrath. My door mostly closed and my nightlight’s set on high, I rest with one eye open and watch the moon rise in the sky. ~ When the moon got small my eyes began to close. The monster then tried to eat me and it started with my toes. But finally the nightmare is over and yes I was wrong. There was no scary monster; it was just my cat all along.