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30 Oct, 2009

Halloween Night – a poem by Sarah

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I have another post coming up, but first I had to share a poem that Sarah wrote in class. She’d love to get your feedback.

(My favourite part is “costumes in corners” and the screaming murder of crows!)

Halloween Night

Dark and dreary, everyone’s cheery,
so of course it’s Halloween night.
Costumes in corners
and ghouls in the street
everything (everyone) is such a fright!
In and out of the monsters I streak
going to houses for good things to eat!
I walk through the houses around me galore
as creepy monsters come out of the door.
Out of a tree popped a murder of crows screaming
as people and monsters come in through their doors.

8 Responses to "Halloween Night – a poem by Sarah"

1 | Judy

October 30th, 2009 at 8:52 am


She did a great job!

2 | JoAnn

October 30th, 2009 at 10:43 am


Dear Sarah
Your poem is very descriptive and it reminded me of when I would go out trick and treating when I was a little girl.
“In and out of the monsters I streak” – neat imagery, I can picture you running all around other trick and treaters on the street in a crazy and happy way!
Have a wonderful Halloween and stay safe.

3 | Jennifer

October 30th, 2009 at 10:51 am


Love it! I think you might have competition in the “Writing children’s books” category. I think she writes like a seasoned pro, I could imagine Sarah’s poem being a childrens book.

Well done, Sarah!

4 | Erica

October 30th, 2009 at 11:00 am


I like the first two lines the best. It’s a lovely idea that the only reason why everyone would be cheery on a dark and dreary night is if it’s Halloween (of course!).

My parents kept a whole bunch of my K-6 stories, poems, and drawings. I love being able to read through them now that I’m a grown-up.

5 | Sheila D

October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm


I love it. Great images (In and out of the monsters I streak) and contrast (dreary-cheery). Consider changing popped to pops for consistency. I think there is more than one talented writer in this family. Spooktacular poem Sarah.

6 | Loukia

November 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm


You have a very talented writer on your hands, Andrea! Well done, Sarah!

7 | Because all the world is a stage >> a peek inside the fishbowl

November 24th, 2009 at 9:22 am


[…] up silly songs and rhymes to pass the time. Sarah has written some interesting stuff (remember her Halloween poem?) and a couple of times I’ve seen Emma’s nose buried in a couple of different poetry books, […]

8 | Benny Free

November 27th, 2009 at 12:04 am


I suppose I may be the “Lone Dad” at this recital,but
oh why lie,I just have to show off my eight year old daughter,Tedi Rey’s Halloween poem.

Bats, original poem by Tedi Rey Vaughn:

Bats,Bats,they are not just
flying rats!!
They are much less trouble
than dogs or cats!!

I would like to give them hugs,
because they eat their weight in bugs.

But with bats there are always ‘maybes”
At any time they can develop rabies!!

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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