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Spooky Halloween Poems For Kids

Updated on September 24, 2010

HAUNTED HOUSE

 

There's a house upon the hilltop

We will not go inside

For that is where the witches live,

Where ghosts and goblins hide.

 

Tonight they have their party,

All the lights are burning bright,

But oh we will not go inside

The haunted house tonight.

 

The demons there are whirling

And the spirits swirl about.

They sing their songs to Halloween.

"Come join the fun," they shout.

 

But we do not want to go there

So we run with all our  might

And oh we will not go inside

The haunted house tonight.

Jack Prelutsky ( 1940 - )

WALK INTO MY PARLOR

 

"Will you walk into my parlor?"

said the spider to the fly;

"Tis the prettiest little parlor that you ever did spy.

The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,

And I have many curious things to show when you are there."

"Oh no, no!" said the little fly,

"to ask me is in vain;

For who goes up your winding stair

can never come down again."

Mary Howitt (1799 - 1888)

THE BAT

 

By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.

He likes the attic of an aging house.

 

His fingers make a hat about his head.

His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.

 

He loops in crazy figures half the night.

Among the trees that face the corner light.

 

But when he brushes up against a screen,

We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:

 

For something is amiss or out of place

When mice with wings can wear a human face.

                                          Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

A MAGIC CHANT

 

If in the dark you're frightened,

Here's all you have to do.

Say: Igga bigga,

Hunka bunka,

Dinka danka doo.

These words give you protection

From ghosts-and witches, too.

Say: Igga bigga,

Hunka bunka,

Dinka danka doo.

So if at night a monster

Should whisper, I'll get you,"

Yell: Igga bigga,

Hunka bunka,

Dinka danka doo.

Samuel Exler (1922 - 2008)

 

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      BIGCSSHOP 4 years ago

      hi nina, thanks for sharing. it's so nice to have a dad to tell you spooky stories.

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      nina 4 years ago

      my dad told me a spooky story for 5 weeks i dint sleep

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      BIGCSSHOP 5 years ago

      hi yuyu, thanks for visiting. I will add more Halloween poems very soon.

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      yuyu 5 years ago

      can you put more poems here thank you a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      yuyu 5 years ago

      i love this

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      BIGCSSHOP 5 years ago

      Hi john, I'm so glad you liked the poems and also glad our hub was able to help you with your homework. Thanks for letting us know!

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      john 5 years ago

      this poem helped me with my homework too it was the best poems i've ever heard

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      BIGCSSHOP 5 years ago

      Thanks isaac and Babycakes, for taking the time out to leave your comments. issac I am so glad this helped you with your homework and your school competition!!

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      isaac 5 years ago

      Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much!

      Were having a cmpetition at school!

      Probly gonna win thanks to this!

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      isaac 5 years ago

      that's me homework done!!!

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      Babycakes 5 years ago

      awesome

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      BIGCSSHOP 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for all your comments. pat paton I love your poem. Yes we will get more Halloween poems to share with you, coming soon. nakia I liked those scary words, megan, thanks for letting us know which poem you liked best, I liked that one too, olly and courtney bourne thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I will add more to inspire others. Happy Halloween!

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      courtney bourne 5 years ago

      its good but u will need to add more to inspire people

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      olly 5 years ago

      class poems

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      Megan 5 years ago

      My favourite poem is 'Walk into my Parlor'.

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      nakia 5 years ago

      o no help me its halloween im scared i see wings sticking out my closet ohh no its a bat

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      pat paton 5 years ago

      hi! can you try to get more halloween poems?

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      pat paton 5 years ago

      creek creek is that a mouse?

      creek is that a cat?

      creek creek is that me?

      Oh NO its a beast!

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      pat paton 5 years ago

      creek creek is that a mouse?

      creek is that a cat?

      creek creek is that me?

      Oh NO its a beast!

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      BIGCSSHOP 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for checking us out MAGDA. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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      MAGDA 5 years ago

      Ilike the a magic chat its funny.Haaa haaa haaa

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      BIGCSSHOP 5 years ago

      hi chirs, thanks so much for visiting. i'm glad u liked our hub!

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      chirs 5 years ago

      wow nice

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      BIGCSSHOP 6 years ago

      carmen, hope to add even spookier poems at another time. Thanks for checking us out.

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      carmin 6 years ago

      u need better poems there meant to be spooky!!!!!!!!!

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      cat 6 years ago

      get better peoms

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      BIGCSSHOP 6 years ago

      Thank you so much maeveOld,

      I'm so glad you liked the poems, especially the Haunted House selection. Come back again soon.

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      maeve0ld 6 years ago

      really good poems io luved the one about the hounted house lol lol thx

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      BIGCSSHOP 6 years ago

      Thanks deedeesyoutubeexp so much for visiting. I'm going to be a fairy godmother. I have a lot of work to do!

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      deedeesyoutubeexp 6 years ago

      ONCORE THAT WAS AMAZING HEY WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE ON HOLOWEEN IM GOING TO BE A HOT DEVEL

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      BIGCSSHOP 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot, cocopreme,

      I like it.

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      Candace Bacon 7 years ago from Far, far away

      Nice collection! My favorite Halloween poem for kids is by Harry Behn. It's conveniently titled Halloween as well. This is the first verse:

      Tonight is the night

      When dead leaves fly

      Like witches on switches

      Across the sky,

      When elf and sprite

      Flit through the night

      On a moony sheen.

      It's Halloween.

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      BIGCSSHOP 7 years ago

      Thank You Guam for your comment. I'm so glad you liked the Spooky Poems.

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      Guam 671 AIJMS 7 years ago

      Woww.

      These Are Very Cool And Spooky Poems.

      Good Job And Write Somemore.!

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      BIGCSSHOP 7 years ago

      Thanks so much brezshia,

      Glad you liked it!

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      brezshia 7 years ago

      love the poems !! so great the first song rox !!!lol

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      BIGCSSHOP 7 years ago

      Thanks Marinela and Thanks Milou-poetry4kids for looking. I'm glad you both enjoyed the poems.

      Happy Halloween.

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      Milou - poetry4kids 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great poems,

      Happy Halloween, Milou

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      Marinela 7 years ago

      Really nice poems,thanks for sharing :)

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      BIGCSSHOP 7 years ago

      Thanks Mindfulness,

      I'm really glad you enjoyed the poems. LOL

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      Mindfulness 7 years ago

      OMG so cute! I love your A Magic Chant poem. I'll be repeating it over and over again until I get it right...in public...loudly LOL! This is also great fun poems for adults!