Below is a selection of poems from TPP readers all over the country. Sit back, turn off the lights and enjoy! Oh ya, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I've been waiting all year for this night to come round
These creepy and scary so terrible sounds .
The house is so spooky you'd get a terrible fright
The people inside such a terrible sight.
Knock on the door, Oh do come in
You're very welcome to come in.
But before you come in we must warn you
There might be some things that will disturb you .
Goo on the walls and ghosts everywhere
You're brave to come in if I were you I'd be very scared.
Flickering lights and bats everywhere.
We wish you good luck in that terrible scare.
Am I afraid to go in?
Lanterns flying around
Lightning flashing in the air
Eyeballs on the floor
Evil witches lurking around
Nightmares I’m going to have tonight.
By TJ Heaphy, 6th class, Blennerville, Tralee, Co.Kerry
Hallowe’en is lots of fun,
There are treats for everyone.
Children are going to trick-or-treat,
Hoping to find something to eat.
I hope I get a chocolate bun.
By Emma Conaghan, 5th class, Scoil Phadraig, Drumkeen, Co. Donegal
Halloween night, witches are a-flight,
Scaring, screaming, trick or treating,
Shadows on the walls, bats in the halls,
Ghosts in your bed, flying round your head,
Witches laughing, broomsticks snapping,
On Hallowe’en night, on Halloween night.
By Rhianna Woods, 4th class, St. Hugh's N.S, Cornagee, Dowra, Co.Leitrim
Hallowe’en comes once a year,
And now at last it’s finally here!
I can play games with my friends
Or watch fireworks, it depends.
I can travel my neighbourhood
And trick or treat
Then stuff my face with lots sweets.
Pumpkin lanterns full of light
Brightening up the darkening light
Spooks and demons, ghosts galore
Coming tonight, to knock on your door.
Cobwebs and masks, spider and bats
Long hooked noses and pointy hats.
Witches and wizards out in the street
Knock on your door for trick or treat.
When the moon is high and the day is done
Open your door and have some fun!!
By Danny Greaney, 6th class, Blennerville NS, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
A Hallowe’en Sonnet
Shall I compare thee to a Hallowe’en night?
You are more creepy and more chilling.
You don’t only use one day to give me a fright
The fear in your face and eyes is thrilling.
Kids dressed up with bags full of sweets
Witches, vampires, ghosts and ghouls,
These are some of the creatures that rule the streets
Creeping around making up their own rules.
Children queue up for something nice
And adults prepare to stay out all night
Jellies, crisps and chocolate mice
All these goodies eaten at first sight.
So long as men can breathe and eyes have seen
So long lives this night and this night is Hallowe’en.
By Muireann Coughlan, Ballintotis National School, Castlemartyr, Co.Cork
Blood curdling screams,
Gets your bones rattling,
At the haunted house,
With a squeaking mouse,
The slamming doors,
Make creaky floors,
The vampire bats,
Feast on vicious rats,
Hallowe’en makes my heart beat,
When I hear stomping feet!
By Aine Rooney and Katie Gibney, 6th Class, Kilskyre NS, Kells, Co. Meath
On Hallowe’en night
I got a big fright,
Zombies, werewolves and vampires everywhere,
Then a cloud of bats got tangled in my hair,
I decided to run back towards my house,
But then got cornered by a giant mouse,
Two seconds later I woke up hot and sweaty in my bed,
I was glad that dream was all in my head!
By Caoimhe Sheerin, 5th Class, Scoil Bhride, Croghan, Co. Offaly.
Isn’t it fun?
Ghouls and ghosts and all the rest
Putting on our homemade costumes
Fangs and scary masks
Zooming by on our broomsticks
As we rise up to do our daring tasks.
Sweets and treats
And gummy bears
We fill our bags with lots to share.
I think we’d better go
The real spirits are coming now
So we all shout, ‘Oh No!’
On Hallowe’en night
We usually all have such great fun
But I think that now is different
For now we have to run!
By Cara O'Brien, Ballintotis National School, East Cork.
Halloween goblins, ghosts and vampires,
The time when witches have their bonfires,
Down the streets they will creep,
At night while you're asleep,
Take it from me and take my advice,
When the goblins get you, you don't have a choice,
Your life is probably through,
Don't blame me, I warned you.
Goblins come out once a year,
LOOK OUT THEY MIGHT BE NEAR!
By Ella Breen
MY TRICK OR TREATS
S Is for Skittles
W Is for Wine gums
E Is for Eclairs
E is for Extra chewing gum
T Is for Toblerone
S is for Smarties
That is what you
Will find in my
Trick or treats
By Emma McNeill
Halloween is a scary time,
Goblets overflowing with witches slime,
Have fun but also be wary,
As the night goes on, the darkness is scary,
As the dead walk the earth for one last time.
By Ethan Walker, 5th class, St.Patricks NS, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
My Hallowe’en Alphabet
All around my neighbourhood,
Because it’s Hallowe’en,
Come eerie sounds from the nearby woods.
Danger looms I think I’ll scream.
For at this time of year,
Ghosts and witches
Have come out I fear.
I tremble in my bed
Jack O’ Lanterns light in every window,
Keep the zombies from the door,
Late at night I hug my pillow.
Mommy’s entering my room,
No one to save me.
Oh no, I scream,
Pumpkins have come alive
Quick, get away.
Run out the door,
Scream for your life.
Too late, I jump up
Vampires enter from every corner.
Wait a minute, it’s only Mam!
XXX – big kisses take away the dreams
Yawn! A sigh of relief and back to sleep for me
By Bláthnaid Regan, Scoil Tighearnach, Cullohil, Co. Laois.
Poems from Belcruit NS, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
A Halloween Tale.
Skeleton, spiders and barnbrack too,
Lots of fun for me and you.
Witches and their cats,
And flying bats.
Oh yes I got the ring,
From the barnbrack,
So watch out for the Halloween craic.
By Jamie McCready, 6th Class.
My Least Favourite Time of The Year.
Halloween my least favourite time of the year,
When ghosts, ghouls and goblins rule.
I can’t even get to sleep
Strange things do be lurking under my bed
Witch’s cackles and scary black cats rule the garden shed
I can’t wait until it’s over and I can sleep once again.
By Owen Gallagher, 6th Class.
A Spooky Night.
Did you ever catch a glimpse of the spooky ghost flying down the streets spooking people
Or the evil witch on her broomstick with a black cat on the back and a big wart on her nose
Or did you ever hear those old people telling ghost stories in the side of the street
Or did you ever see the trick or treater running down the road behind their spooky costumes.
By Fionn Doherty, 4th Class
Someone’s Out to Get Me.
The witches are in the air
You see them everywhere
There’s skeletons in the grave
I’m trying to be brave.
The kids are trick or treating
around the neighbourhood
They sing and dance at every door
All trying to be good
As the night wears on
They hurry home to bed
Before it gets too spooky
Inside the house is best
So come out ghosts and ghouls
Scare me if you dare
But you won’t recognise me
I’ll have different coloured hair.
By Orla McCready, 6th Class.
The Funny Nightmare.
I saw a witch
I saw a funny bunny
Who was very very funny
It was a very very sunny.
I saw a cat
Who played with a bat
Who had a funny hat.
By Rhianna McCready, 3rd Class.
There’s a monster over there,
And a spider in my hair.
The full moon is out,
I can hear cackles, screams and shouts.
Blood on the ground,
Pumpkins all around.
Witches and monsters
Giving you a fright,
Wishing you all a nasty night.
By Aoibhe Boyle, 6th Class.
While picking my Halloween costume,
It was a hard thing to do,
I wanted something crazy
That was gonna scare you.
I was gonna pick a ghoul,
Or a zombie girl at school
But the scariest of all,
Was probably the creepy doll.
I finally decided,
After a long day of looking
I just had to go with the doll
Because I find it quite spooking.
When I was on the mummers
In my neighbourhood
Everyone kept saying
Your costume’s really good.
By Holly Doherty, 6th Class.
It’s Halloween, It’s Halloween
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what we
Can’t be seen on any other night.
Skeletons, ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels.
Werewolves rising from the woods
Witches on their magic brooms
All because of Halloween.
By Ellie Boyle, 3rd Class.
I wish I was a pumpkin,
Upon this Halloween,
So somebody could carve me,
And then I would be seen.
I sit upon the table top,
For everyone to see,
Watching all the party games
Going on all around me.
Out in the eerie night,
I get a big spooky fright,
Out the window I see,
A witch flying past a tree.
Ghouls and goblins everywhere,
Out to give everyone a big scare,
I think I’ll move behind a stool,
Just in case I see a ghoul.
By Lexie Oglesby Grogan, 6th Class
It was Halloween night
I got a big fright.
When I saw a fire in the woods
I ran there as quick as I could.
I saw a witch casting a spell
I turned around a zombie was there.
By Tristan Boyle, 4th Class.
Halloween is coming tonight
And you will get a fright
Maybe it was just me
But all the bats are free
Witches cackle with no scare
I’m completely filled with fear
Then I hear in my ear
The monsters of the night.
The kids go trick or treating
While people are defeating
The night that’s full of fright and evil.
By Erin Gallagher, 4th Class.
A dark night at the haunted house
There was a big black bats
And creepy cats
There were ghosts and goblins
And mummies running
Around the garden shed
The witches stirred their cauldrons
Adding bones and skulls
And spiders legs
Trick or treat
The children cried
Waiting for some candy sweets
Lighted the night
With his pumpkin bright.
They danced all night
In the evening light
To the music of the Halloween night.
By Ella McBride, 3rd Class.
Witches and Pumpkins.
The pumpkins are getting bigger
The witches are all together
Screaming, laughing, trick or treating
The children are all meeting.
The black cat arched his back
When he seen a tall man dressed in black.
Now the witches up high in the air
Everywhere I go laughing at me dressed like a bear.
The bats are flying at my face
I’m trying to get to a safe place.
By Sara McDermott, 5th Class.
H-Houses will be haunted.
A-And everyone will be
L-Laughing and screaming
L-Looking back to see
O-Oh all the scary witches
W-Whooshing through the air
E-Everyone so scary
E-Everyone so mean
N-Never ever leave your home on Halloween.
By Eve Doherty, 4th Class.
Halloween is such fun
People dressed up in fancy costumes
Trick or treating in the streets
Telling them to give us sweets.
Over the hill
At the haunted house
The ghosts are hovering in the house.
In the graveyards zombies come alive
They are coming to the streets
Eating peoples brains
So watch out protect yourself
Grab a stick or even an axe.
By Seamus Doherty, 6th Class
Halloween is fun
From ghouls, ghosts
And everything that says boo
How are you?
When I am running
Down the hallway
Seeing nothing but ghosts, goblins
And pitch black darkness
I fall and trip
By Owen Doherty, 6th Class.
Halloween is the spookiest time of year,
It is when we put on our scary gear
And it is also full of fear.
We like to go and trick or treat
And get something nice to eat
Halloween is my favourite time of year,
It makes me want to shout out and cheer.
By Zach Doogan, 5th Class.
A Frightful Night.
Howling ghosts take to the wind
After dark, where shadows send
People rushing to their beds
Pillows there to hide their heads
Yesterday, no more a friend.
Haunted images surround
Autumns glory, all around
Leaves are tossed, no one knows why
Laughter fills the night time sky
Only children find their way
Where witches and goblins go to play
Eerie voices lead to where
Echoes taunt the souls who dare
Need a true, good natured scare.
By Katie Ward, 6th Class
Halloween is Here.
Halloween is here
Out in the streets
There are ghosts and sweets
But beware, there are monsters everywhere
That will take your treats
Scary black cats and witches in hats
Zombies from the dead will cut off your head
Run back home and get into bed.
By Dylan Doherty, 3rd Class.