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.

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.

Author

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

Going 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.

Author

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

Witches' Brew

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

Author

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 poem about the place where the worlds of the living and the dead meet. It's at this point that ghosts and ghouls can cross over to our world at Halloween.

Author

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.

Author

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

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

Author

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.

Author

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.

Author

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

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.

Author

Rhyming Poetry

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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Individual poems are copyright the stated authors and used with permission