SCARE-crow!

SCARE-crow Halloween poems for kids scarecrow illustration
This poor little scarecrow doesn't want the ghouls and beasts to play with it !
SCARE-crow!

I’m a scarecrow, I’m not scared

Except on Halloween

When all the naughty ghouls and beasts

Storm through my field of green.

They’re rather cruel, they call me names

It’s tricky to retort

Because my brain is made of hay

Lacks intellect and thought.

I’m just one bone – one spindly stick

A witch flies me away.

“A lovely broom!” she shrieks with glee

“Don’t snatch me, please!” I say.

The monsters find my tattered head.

“Football?” they suggest

I’m feeling rather dizzy now

I think I need a rest!

Vampires cannot drink my blood

My veins are made of straw.

Instead they eat my carrot nose

And leave me on the floor.

My farmer mends my jumbled form

And gives me an upgrade.

“A pumpkin head will suit you well

No need to be afraid.

With hollow eyes and jagged teeth

Oh, this will work a dream!

Now you will scare the ghouls and beasts

Upon next Halloween.”

 

POEMS FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY PHOEBE COGHLAN

Illustration created with elements from Pixabay.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Communication, Self-Confidence

1. All the naughty ghouls and beasts play with the poor little scarecrow, even though the scarecrow really doesn’t like it! The scarecrow asked the beasts nicely not to play with it, but nobody listened to their polite words. What do you think would have been another good way to try, if the beasts didn’t listen to the scarecrow’s wishes?

Independent Thinking

2. What do you think of the farmer’s solution to replace the scarecrow’s head with a pumpkin? Can you think of some other good things the scarecrow might have done?

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