Halloween Haunted House!

halloween decorated haunted house

This poem was written by me about 25 years ago for my god-daughter’s school project. It holds fond memories for us, and now her own three girls.

Dare you read it all alone.

 Haunted House

I think there’s something moving, over by that chair

But when I take a closer look it seems there’s nothing there

Look something shot across the room, that gave me such a fright

I hate being at home alone, especially at night

And now there’s something creaking, it’s the bedroom door

Oh I really hate this house, I’m not staying anymore

I know that i’m just nervous, but the thing I hate the most

Is, I shouldn’t be so frightened,  ‘cos I’m the bloomin’ ghost.



  1. October 31, 2015 / 14:56

    Love it, what a great poem. I’m forever spooking myself and it doesn’t even need to be Halloween! Thanks for linking up #HelloHalloween

    • October 31, 2015 / 15:04

      Thanks & you’re welcome. It’s a great idea for a link.

  2. October 30, 2015 / 21:49

    Oh i love the twist at the end. I like your poetry the most because I can hear your voice saying it 🙂 #hellohalloween

    • October 30, 2015 / 23:02

      Ah thanks Emma, hope you have a fun family halloween tomorrow x

  3. Chrissie
    November 2, 2014 / 22:54

    The twist is just delicious. Made me grin. I adore the thought of a nervous ghost. x

  4. October 31, 2014 / 20:17

    Ha ha! I love the humorous twist at the end. Great fun. #Prose4T

  5. October 30, 2014 / 23:02

    Fabulous – love that last line! 🙂

  6. Iona@redpeffer
    October 30, 2014 / 18:19

    I enjoyed this, you made me smile 🙂

  7. Maddy@writingbubble
    October 30, 2014 / 10:11

    I remember this one from last year but I’d forgotten the twist so I enjoyed it all over again! #prose4t

    • October 30, 2014 / 17:38

      I thought we might have a new audience a year on, so revamped it .

  8. November 3, 2013 / 15:36

    I wonder if ghosts are scared of humans? We must look very odd to them, being all solid and all!

    • November 4, 2013 / 22:53

      I’ve never looked at it from that angle. Maybe we would frighten a ghost.

    • October 31, 2013 / 21:23

      Helen some of them are so scary,I agree. Glad you like it.

  9. babymakesthree3
    October 31, 2013 / 18:49

    Ha! Love it!

  10. October 31, 2013 / 17:10

    This brought a massive smile to my face! I love it – the ending took me by surprise 🙂 Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x

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