Halloween Verse

Spooky season is upon us. While I have never been much for the Halloween holiday itself, I do enjoy horror films and literature quite a bit. Which brings me to the following.

At some point I got it into my head that it might be fun to do a collection of poems for kids based on Halloween themes. You know, monsters and ghouls and ghosts and whatnot. Some would be silly, some legit scary, with many of the poems landing somewhere in the middle. I was thinking that the audience would be tweens, but I wrote a few that would be more appropriate for younger kids too. This is still very much a work in progress as I have quite a few unfinished poems and vague ideas still in my noggin waiting to be fleshed out.

I am still a long ways away from “officially” doing anything with this work, but since it’s that time of year I thought it might be fun to share one of these poems here. As the author, I retain all rights to the work, blah blah blah.

Anyway, turn down the lights and enjoy.

THE ZOMBIE DAY PARADE

Hoorah! Hooray!
It’s the Zombie Day Parade!
Let’s go down to Main Street
And watch the promenade

Don’t worry if you’re running late
You’ll miss none of the show
This parade may take all day
For zombies are quite slow

We’ll marvel at their pageantry
And all their zombie charms.
With flags and banners all held high
By the ones who still have arms

Hoorah! Hooray!
It’s the Zombie Day parade!
Let’s go down to Main Street
And watch the promenade

Just stay behind the barricade
Where viewing is much safer
I think it’s best that we avoid
The Zombie luncheon later

Last year our mayor gave the zombs
The keys to the city
He won’t be doing that again
‘Cause yeesh! It wasn’t pretty

So grab your sneakers (just in case)
And a glass of lemonade
And we’ll head down to Main Street
For the Zombie Day Parade!

-David Brink 2021

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