Monday, October 31, 2016

What's That? (Monday Poem)

by Florence Parry Heide

What's that?
Who's there?
There's a great, huge, horrible, horrible
Creeping up the stair!
A huge, big, terrible, terrible
With creepy, crawly hair!
There's a ghastly, grisly, ghastly
With seven slimy eyes!
And flabby, grabby, tentacles
Of a gigantic size!
He's crept into my room now,
He's leaning over me.
I wonder if he's thinking
How delicious I will be.

from Scared Silly: A Halloween Book for the Brave compiled and illustrated by Marc Brown, 1994, Little Brown

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