Our teacher had a bright idea:
'Next week is Monster Week.
We’ll invite a monster to the school,
But promise not to shriek.'
Everyone had good ideas
Of how the day should go.
Up went hands to tell the class,
Their faces all aglow.
'A special monster party Miss,'
'And monster hide and seek.'
'Can we make scary monster masks?'
'Or invent some ‘monster-speak’?'
'I’ll bring some yucky ice-cream too
Served with a monster scoop.'
'My mother makes a tasty dish
Called scream of toma-toes soup.'
'For parties Mum cooks eyeball snacks.
We like them for a treat.'
'Well mine makes pickled bunions -
Made from real human feet.'
The day arrived and did he come?
You bet he did, for sure.
They heard a growl come from the hall.
All eyes went to the door.
You’d never think that there could be
A monster so appalling:
Ghastly, gruesome, grisly - worse –
Came in their classroom c r a w l i n g!
'And did they keep their promises?'
No, they began to s h r i e k!
It didn’t take them long to start
Their monster hide and seek.
No-one tried the tasty soup
Or ate the devilled eyes.
The children quickly disappeared.
I wasn’t too surprised.
'Perhaps he caught and ate them all,
Then had some beer to drink?'
No, surely they ran home to Mum –
But just what do you think?
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For certain they ran home to Mum and actually laughed at their lucky escape. They then chose this poem to be published in my book of "Funny Poems" which was published in 2010. I hope your children find it funny also. My advice is to give "Monster Week" a miss, and have a Josie's Poems month, or year, instead. Josie