Nobody Touch My Tarantula Sandwich
A Halloween Poem for Kids
From the book My Cat Knows Karate
Don’t take a drink of my spider-blood cider,
or nibble my lizards on rye.
And don’t make a meal
of my barbecued eel
or my rattlesnake-jellyfish pie.
Please keep your mitts off my octopus pudding.
Don’t dine on my porcupine dip.
And don’t take a chew
of my centipede stew
or a sip of my scorpion whip.
If I had Snickers, or Hershey’s, or Reese’s,
I promise I’d offer to switch.
But there’s no good eating
for kids trick-or-treating
outside of the home of a witch.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 4
Poetic Techniques: Rhyme Schemes
From the Book My Cat Knows Karate
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