The Monsters May Come Calling

The Monsters May Come Calling
The Monsters May Come Calling

The Monsters May Come Calling


Halloween is almost here

So prepare your home with care.

Decorate it horribly,

All visitors to scare.

Buy, or make your costumes-

Vampires, witches, ghouls,

Hang spider webs and skeletons,

There really are no rules.

Stock up on the candy

To prepare for trick-or-treat,

And make some special monster food

For your family to eat.

Carve a Jack-o-Lantern face

From a pumpkin chose’ with care.

Make it very eerie

So trespassers BEWARE!

But, while you enjoy festivities

And treat the night as fun,

Real monsters gather in the dark

Until their evil deeds are done.

They’ll probably come a calling

When your family’s fast asleep,

Checking unlocked doors and windows

So inside they can creep.

They’ll steal your children from their beds

And take them far away

To their gruesome, evil chambers.

So keep them safe and PRAY!


by John Hansen © 2017

Monsters May Come Calling


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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

10 thoughts on “The Monsters May Come Calling

  • September 14, 2017 at 12:25 AM

    Yes, Tony….there are real monsters out there waiting for you to let your guard down. Thanks for reading. Cheers.

  • September 14, 2017 at 12:34 AM

    Well thanks a lot, John. I am almost ready to go night-night and here you are giving fodder to nightmares. LOL Great poem, scary as hell, but great!

  • September 14, 2017 at 1:57 AM

    Haha, Phyllis. Sorry if this causes any nightmares. But glad you enjoyed it anyway.

  • September 14, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Nice one John. Hits home. The real monsters are way scarier than the costumed ones.

  • September 14, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Love the way you’ve written this John -from fun to dread in so very few lines.

  • September 14, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    Thank you for reading and commenting, Ralph. I appreciate it. I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome.

  • September 15, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Hi Kurt, and thanks. I am glad you enjoyed my Halloween contribution.


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