Thursday, October 6, 2011

Skeleton Ghosts

Mommy says I'm being silly
that there are no such things as ghosts
but I say this house is haunted
and I know because...

she comes out at night
from the dead, a skeleton;
no sheet like Casper does she wear
only bones that pop and creak.

I sneak beneath the covers
but her cackling follows me;
hahahahaha- I scream!
A light flashes through the night,

Mommy says I'm being silly
that there are no such things as ghosts
but I say this house is haunted
and I know, I just know. It is.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Poets United Thursday Think Tank

11 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

You captured the voice of the young child so well - they say that young children are better tuned to the supernatural... who knows?

Eva Gallant said...

creepy...perfect for October!

Lolamouse said...

Children see and know things that we adults can't (or don't want to)know! You capture it well here.

Linda H. said...

creepy

Mary said...

Ah yes, one does know when some place is haunted! Scary indeed.

Ella said...

Yes, I too believe children and animals see different than we do!
Creepy good! :D Well Done~

Hazel said...

Maybe Mommy herself is scared that's why she says there are no ghosts :) The cackling scared me.

madhumakhi said...

Children are really instinctive by nature and you've really connected well with that quality of a child in your poem. You've also described the scary woman well. Bone-chilling.

Old Ollie said...

I draw the line at Caspar.

Judy Roney said...

EEK! I have heard or read that children have a sense of things unseen. Scary!

Isabel Doyle said...

how scary!