“Boo! Boo Hoo!”, cried the ghost with the most. No one comes to visit me, though I’m the perfect host.

I decorate with cobwebs, sweep the spiders under the rug, Yet no one ever offers me a kind word or a hug.

I don’t know what the reason is. I don’t know what could cause it, ‘Cause I always, yes I always keep my skeletons in the closet.

Sure, I may look scary but if someone really knew me, they wouldn’t be afraid ’cause they could see right through me.

Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ARDEN DAVIDSON

Illustration from Pixabay.

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

Empathy

1. The little ghost in this Halloween poem thinks they’re making their house nice for visitors when they decorate with cobwebs. Do you think the little ghost is making their house nice? Why do you think visitors are still scared of the little ghost ?

2. This poem is about how people can see things differently. Can you think of some other times when people see the same thing differently? Is one perspective more “right” than the other?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ MORE POEMS FROM THE SAME AUTHOR?

Whats Weird About a Mirror by Arden Davidson Storyberries Publishing

What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems

written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.

It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.