There’s a Witch Outside My Window

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

There’s a witch outside my window
and she will not go away.
There’s a gremlin on my doorstep
and I think he’s there to stay.

There’s a troll demanding candy
and a mummy wanting sweets.
There’s a ghost, a ghoul, a goblin
and they’re clamoring for treats.

And as if that weren’t enough
to be considered rather shocking.
A vampire rang my doorbell
and the bogeyman is knocking.

My abode is now surrounded
by the recently deceased,
They’re in search of gum and chocolate
on which they plan to feast.

It’s the strangest situtation
that I think I’ve ever seen.
How I wish they’d go away
and just come back on Halloween.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 5

 


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