I’m Only Half a WerewolfRate this poem
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
I was bitten by a werewolf
with a weak, half-hearted bite,
and became a half a werewolf;
on my left, but not my right.
So now when the moon is halfway full,
my face grows halfway hairy.
And my left-hand claws and single fang
are surely semi-scary.
Now I nearly need to stay up late.
I partly want to prowl.
I’ve been feeling fairly frisky.
I have half a mind to howl.
If you ever see me coming
you should turn and run away,
for the odds are fifty-fifty
you’ll regret it if you stay.
Yes, I may be half a werewolf,
with my fleas and doggy breath,
but I promise, if you meet me,
I will scare you half to death.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2006. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 5
Topics: Monster Poems
From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
Use This Poem
Would you like to use this poem in your classroom? Would you like permission to reprint, record, recite or broadcast this poem, or set it to music? Please click on one of the following links for permissions and reprint rights information: