Scary Halloween Poems for Kids

A selection of very scary Halloween poems for older kids. These poems by Paul lead us into a dangerous world called the past, where everyone really believed in witches and witchcraft. The result was a sinister, scary existence, particularly around the time of Halloween.

A Poem for All Hallows Eve

Wicca is a pagan religion, which means its adherents believe(d) in a variety of gods tied to natural phenomenom, not our single unifying God.

Style

Rhyming Poetry

Age Range

10-14

Length

8 lines

When The Wiccans Wail

It is All Hallows Eve
The night of all souls
Samhain Day
When the wiccans wail

At the witching hour
When the Demons walk
Souls will be taken
In the black of night

Nipping Out for a Bite

Vampires aren't specifically a Halloween phenomenon, but their blood sucking antics make them a perfect fit for this scary poetry section.

Style

Rhyming Poetry

Age Range

10-14

Length

20 lines

A Vampire's Tale

When the sun has long set
At dead of night
I rise from my bed
And go out for a bite

Soon I am flying
On my vampire quest
Its fresh young necks
That I like the best

Though I am in no way
A connoisseur
And I would not turn down
Something more mature

Soon I find a subject
Ripe for the picking
And when I’ve supped
My lips I’m licking

Then I return fulfilled
To my dark domain
And sleep the clock around
Until I can sup again

Something's Brewing

A wonderfully evocative poem about all the scary and gruesome ingredients that make Halloween the bitter-sweet confection it is.

Style

Rhyming Poetry

Age Range

10-14

Length

8 lines

Season of Witch

When the werewolf’s howl
And vampires take to the wing
When the witches start to brew
And you hear the banshees sing
When the ghouls are on the move
And the ghosts can all be seen
Then that’s the time you know
That it’s the night of Halloween

Crossing Over

A short sinister poem about the place where the world of the living and the (under)world of the dead meet. It's at this point that ghosts and ghouls can cross over to our world at Halloween.

Style

Short Rhyming Poem

Age Range

10-14

Length

4 lines

Tis On The Night Of Halloween

Tis on the night of Halloween
When ghosts and ghouls and things obscene
Arrive when our worlds come together unseen
And the souls and demons can pass between.

Zombies and Banshees

A poem populated by all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures that come to life at the witching hour.

Style

Rhyming Poetry

Age Range

10-14

Length

8 lines

At The Witching Hour

At the Witching hour
The Zombies walk
The Banshees scream
And the Ravens squawk
The Witches’ fly
The familiar’s talk
The Vampires bite
And the Demons stalk

A Halloween Tradition

Discover the true significance of the traditional pumpkin lanterns that people place in the windows of their houses at Halloween.

Style

Rhyming Poetry

Age Range

10-14

Length

10 lines

Jack O’Lantern

Jack O’Lantern’s light
Gazing out into the night
In the window there
Staring out a scary stare
With your unsympathetic grin
And glowing orange skin
Are you there to keep the spirits out?
With your jagged leering mouth
Or is your gnarled and toothless grin
There to invite the evil in?

Ordinary Folk Beware

A warning to ordinary folk to take extra care at the time of Halloween, or more specifically at the witching hour, when witches and ghosts are at their most powerful.

Style

Short Rhyming Poem

Age Range

10-14

Length

4 lines

The Witching Hour

On All Hallows Eve take special care
You may not see them but they are there
And as they mix up their witches brew
They’ll have their witchy eyes on you

Watch Out

A short snappy poem for Halloween which has a rather sinsiter central message: watch how you go or the demons will get you.

Style

Short Rhyming Poem

Age Range

10-14

Length

4 lines

Demons Walked the Earth

Demons walk the earth
On All Hallows Eve
And will snatch away
Your soul at their ease

A Stench Quite Vile new poem

A poem about fratricide, flatulence and a ghostly presence which comes back to haunt the surviving brothers in a most unpleasant manner. Clothes pegs at the ready!

Style

Rude Rhyming Poem

Age Range

14+

Length

16 lines

Casper the Farting Ghost

This is the story of Casper Levenes,
A boy quite addicted to Heinz Spicy Beanz,
They boiled in his gut, fermented in his tum,
Then as a foul vapour they exited his bum.

His brothers said, Casper, that stench is quite vile,
Then they clubbed him with chair legs and said with great bile,
You're the smelliest human who's walked on this earth,
And really you should have been put down at birth.

As he fell to the ground he let out his last fart,
I'll never forget, in my death, your great part,
And when the church clock strikes midnight each night,
The brothers do quiver and shiver with fright.

For a stench that's quite eerie and reeks of the pit,
Pervades all their bedrooms and lounges and sh!t,
And they say to each other, that stink is the most,
It's our dead brother Casper, the flatulent ghost.

Do or Die new poem

A short scary Halloween poem for older children. It's chilling in its simplicity and only 15 words long.

Style

Short Rhyming Poem

Age Range

14+

Length

4 lines

Halloween Horrors

Halloween horrors
Cross the thin veil
You must escape them
You’ll die if you fail

The Spookiest of Spooky Spooks

We've saved the darkeest and scariest Halloween poem till last. In this evocation of Halloween, ghosts and ghouls appear to be quite playfully spooky, but you definitely want to avoid an encouter with witch.

Style

Rhyming Poetry

Age Range

10-14

Length

16 lines

It Happens On The Night Of Halloween

It happens on the night
Of Halloween
When the spirits of creatures
Can pass between
And some spooky spooks
Might well be seen.
Some ghouls are good
And others are mean
Some ghosts have substance
And visibly preen
While others glow
Luminescently green
But watch out for witches
That arrive on the scene
For in the blink of an eye
They’ll whip out your spleen

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