Tuesday, October 25, 2016

You're All At A Tavern

Spooky poems! Spooky! 


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The Ghost of This House

Are you the ghost that lives in this house? 
Is that your shadow there
Beneath the door frame?

Are you the ghost that lives in this house?

Is that your footsteps I hear
In the room next to mind?

Are you the ghost that lives in this house? 

Is that your form walking down the hall?
gliding down the steps?
walking out the door?

Leaving me alone
Again

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Rules For Monsters 

Open the door 
Move to the bed
Crawl beneath it
Hide 

If an adult comes in
You will be a coat
Or a sweater
or a pillow
or a toy 

Hide in the shadows
Until they turn off the light
You are a monster
These are the rules 

You may snatch them up if you're quick
If their feet hangs
Or if their hand dangles
Before they scream
Or turn on the light

The blanket is their shield
They'll hide under it if they see you
And you cannot grab them
When they are under the covers

Before the dawn you must return
Into the closet 
Or the attic
Or room beneath the stairs

Where you belong
Until the next night
 

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