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Halloween Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Halloween at Spooks' Palace - Peter's Pi

Illustrated by:  Peter Hudspith.  Thanks so much Peter.


By Josie Whitehead

Halloween at Spooks' Palace

The Spooky King and Spooky Queen 
     Thought it would be fun 
To hold a Halloween Party 
      And invite their friends to come. 
'Spooks’ Palace is a gloomy place. 
     Let’s see what can be done, 
To make our awful, scary home 
     A place for having fun.'
They painted giant footprints 
     Which led up to their door, 
And then some pumpkin lanterns. 
     Well these really were a chore! 

'Shall we make ghostly figures too 
     To float around the air?'
Oh the food they cooked was terrible
     And took ages to prepare.    
'I think they’d like some beetle juice', 
   'And a monster-munchy pie.'
'Some little witches’ broomsticks 
      And some spiders’ legs we’ll fry.' 

Said the Spooky King and Spooky Queen: 
    'Real ghosts can come and play, 
But do you think this partying 
     Might drive our bats away?'
The night arrived and children came;
    Their costumes looked a treat. 
The witches, ghosts and skeletons 
     Came tripping down the street. 
The evening was a great success - 
     They ate, they drank and played. 
The ghosties seemed to come and go, 
      While lanterns gently swayed. 
By ten o’clock they all were tired 
     And thanked the King and Queen.
Then everyone went home at speed 
    To dream some spooky dreams.


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