We, Three Scary Monsters (or Let’s be Ghouls Tonight)

We, three scary monsters

 

We, three scary monsters,

Stiving hell to raise,

Will be home we promise

In the full-moon phase.

Tho’ we’re trick or treating

Not too far from home,

Thoughts of candy eating

Make us further roam.

 

Vampire days and witch days;

Halloween’s a fright;

We were ghosts in those days,

Let’s be ghouls tonight.

 

We, three scary monsters,

Ghouls of horror we,

Are coming home we promise,

Just you wait and see.

But, we wandered downtown,

Carefree and alone –

Fearing only groundings

When we arrive back home.

 

Vampire days and witch days;

Halloween’s a fright;

We were ghosts in those days,

Let’s be ghouls tonight.

 

We, three scary monsters,

Prowling in the night,

Should be home as promised,

Before the morning light.

Though we’ve journeyed farther

Then we have before,

Trick or treating fervour

Attracts us even more.

 

Vampire days and witch days;

Halloween’s a fright;

We were ghosts in those days,

Let’s be ghouls tonight.

 

We, three scary monsters,

Make others cower in fear,

But, may not be home as promised –

No, that’s not a tear!

We seem to be a little lost,

Feeling terror more than joy.

We never thought about the cost,

We’re only little boys.

 

Vampire days and witch days;

Halloween’s a fright;

We were ghosts in those days,

Let’s be ghouls tonight.

 

We, three scary monsters,

Are back home safe in bed.

Our parents came to save us,

The monster costumes shed.

We still have lots of candy,

And trick or treat’s a blast.

Let’s plan for Halloween next year,

And make some zombie masks.

 

Vampire days and witch days;

Halloween’s a fright;

We were ghosts in those days,

Let’s be ghouls tonight.

 

by John Hansen © 2019

 

Author’s Note

I used a poem called “Let’s Be Fools Tonight” (written in 1888) by Australian poet Henry Lawson as the inspiration for this. As this piece of writing includes a recurring chorus I guess it could actually be a classed as a song.

 

John Hansen

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 Lulu.com.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.

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John Hansen

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 Lulu.com. 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.

8 thoughts on “We, Three Scary Monsters (or Let’s be Ghouls Tonight)

  • September 30, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Scary monsters indeed roamed too far because of greed. Glad they got back home safely. I love your song, John. Well done.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    You are right Phyllis, greed can lead you astray. Thank you for your kind comment. Much appreciated.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    I could picture my three singing this song as they prepare for the Halloween evening. Great rhymes from a catchy tune. Thanks John and a Happy October Season. Jamie

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  • October 2, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    That’s great Jamie, that you could imagine your kids singing it. I hope you have a great month.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    LOL..great piece and much enjoyed John…. Do you celebrate Halloween in Australia?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Hi Kurt, and thanks. Although Halloween has always been popular here through American TV and movies, it wasn’t celebrated here until the last few years. Kids are just beginning to go around trick ot treating and a few houses even starting to decorate for it. I wish we had celebrated it when I was a child, but maybe I can visit the grandkids one year during Halloween to enjoy it with them.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Hey Rasma, that’s cool. I wanted to jpoin The Munsters lol. Thanks for reading.

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