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Spooky Halloween Poems for Kids

Haunted House


There's a house upon the hilltop

We will not go inside

For that is where the witches live,

Where ghosts and goblins hide.


Tonight they have their party,

All the lights are burning bright,

But oh we will not go inside

The haunted house tonight.


The demons there are whirling

And the spirits swirl about.

They sing their songs to Halloween.

"Come join the fun," they shout.


But we do not want to go there

So we run with all our  might

And oh we will not go inside

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The haunted house tonight.

Jack Prelutsky ( 1940 - )

Walk Into My Parlor


"Will you walk into my parlor?"

said the spider to the fly;

"Tis the prettiest little parlor that you ever did spy.

The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,

And I have many curious things to show when you are there."

"Oh no, no!" said the little fly,

"to ask me is in vain;

For who goes up your winding stair

can never come down again."

Mary Howitt (1799 - 1888)

The Bat


By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.

He likes the attic of an aging house.


His fingers make a hat about his head.

His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.


He loops in crazy figures half the night.

Among the trees that face the corner light.


But when he brushes up against a screen,

We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:


For something is amiss or out of place

When mice with wings can wear a human face.

                                          Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

A Magic Chant


If in the dark you're frightened,

Here's all you have to do.

Say: Igga bigga,

Hunka bunka,

Dinka danka doo.

These words give you protection

From ghosts-and witches, too.

Say: Igga bigga,

Hunka bunka,

Dinka danka doo.

So if at night a monster

Should whisper, I'll get you,"

Yell: Igga bigga,

Hunka bunka,

Dinka danka doo.

Samuel Exler (1922 - 2008)



 Thanks so much for looking. Let me know how you liked this hub.


BIGCSSHOP (author) on December 08, 2012:

hi nina, thanks for sharing. it's so nice to have a dad to tell you spooky stories.

nina on November 23, 2012:

my dad told me a spooky story for 5 weeks i dint sleep

BIGCSSHOP (author) on April 15, 2012:

hi yuyu, thanks for visiting. I will add more Halloween poems very soon.

yuyu on April 12, 2012:

can you put more poems here thank you a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yuyu on April 12, 2012:

i love this

BIGCSSHOP (author) on December 17, 2011:

Hi john, I'm so glad you liked the poems and also glad our hub was able to help you with your homework. Thanks for letting us know!

john on December 06, 2011:

this poem helped me with my homework too it was the best poems i've ever heard

BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 13, 2011:

Thanks isaac and Babycakes, for taking the time out to leave your comments. issac I am so glad this helped you with your homework and your school competition!!

isaac on November 01, 2011:

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much!

Were having a cmpetition at school!

Probly gonna win thanks to this!

isaac on November 01, 2011:

that's me homework done!!!

Babycakes on October 30, 2011:


BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 28, 2011:

Thanks so much for all your comments. pat paton I love your poem. Yes we will get more Halloween poems to share with you, coming soon. nakia I liked those scary words, megan, thanks for letting us know which poem you liked best, I liked that one too, olly and courtney bourne thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I will add more to inspire others. Happy Halloween!

courtney bourne on October 27, 2011:

its good but u will need to add more to inspire people

olly on October 27, 2011:

class poems

Megan on October 25, 2011:

My favourite poem is 'Walk into my Parlor'.

nakia on October 25, 2011:

o no help me its halloween im scared i see wings sticking out my closet ohh no its a bat

pat paton on October 24, 2011:

hi! can you try to get more halloween poems?

pat paton on October 24, 2011:

creek creek is that a mouse?

creek is that a cat?

creek creek is that me?

Oh NO its a beast!

pat paton on October 24, 2011:

creek creek is that a mouse?

creek is that a cat?

creek creek is that me?

Oh NO its a beast!

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 23, 2011:

Thanks a lot for checking us out MAGDA. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

MAGDA on October 20, 2011:

Ilike the a magic chat its funny.Haaa haaa haaa

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 17, 2011:

hi chirs, thanks so much for visiting. i'm glad u liked our hub!

chirs on October 16, 2011:

wow nice

BIGCSSHOP (author) on May 19, 2011:

carmen, hope to add even spookier poems at another time. Thanks for checking us out.

carmin on December 02, 2010:

u need better poems there meant to be spooky!!!!!!!!!

cat on December 02, 2010:

get better peoms

BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 02, 2010:

Thank you so much maeveOld,

I'm so glad you liked the poems, especially the Haunted House selection. Come back again soon.

maeve0ld on November 02, 2010:

really good poems io luved the one about the hounted house lol lol thx

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 05, 2010:

Thanks deedeesyoutubeexp so much for visiting. I'm going to be a fairy godmother. I have a lot of work to do!

deedeesyoutubeexp on October 02, 2010:


BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 11, 2009:

Thanks a lot, cocopreme,

I like it.

Candace Bacon from Far, far away on November 10, 2009:

Nice collection! My favorite Halloween poem for kids is by Harry Behn. It's conveniently titled Halloween as well. This is the first verse:

Tonight is the night

When dead leaves fly

Like witches on switches

Across the sky,

When elf and sprite

Flit through the night

On a moony sheen.

It's Halloween.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 29, 2009:

Thank You Guam for your comment. I'm so glad you liked the Spooky Poems.

Guam 671 AIJMS on October 29, 2009:


These Are Very Cool And Spooky Poems.

Good Job And Write Somemore.!

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 28, 2009:

Thanks so much brezshia,

Glad you liked it!

brezshia on October 28, 2009:

love the poems !! so great the first song rox !!!lol

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 25, 2009:

Thanks Marinela and Thanks Milou-poetry4kids for looking. I'm glad you both enjoyed the poems.

Happy Halloween.

Milou - poetry4kids on October 25, 2009:

Thanks for the great poems,

Happy Halloween, Milou

Marinela on October 25, 2009:

Really nice poems,thanks for sharing :)

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 21, 2009:

Thanks Mindfulness,

I'm really glad you enjoyed the poems. LOL

Mindfulness on October 21, 2009:

OMG so cute! I love your A Magic Chant poem. I'll be repeating it over and over again until I get it public...loudly LOL! This is also great fun poems for adults!

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