Halloween Poems

Halloween Poems

Spooky Poems For Halloween

Halloween began as a holiday for individuals who practiced the occult. It has since turned into something completely different. Halloween is about the fun of dressing up and pretending to be someone else for a night. Trick-or-treating and children gorging themselves on way too much candy. Attending costume parties and the thrill of a good scare. Carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns and decorating homes. Halloween has become a celebration of Autumn. There may also be a sinister aspect to the holiday when children believing they are entitled to receive candy vandalize property.

54 Trick or Treat Poems

  1. 1. Night Of Fright

    • By Jasmine
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011

    Monsters stalking through the night.
    Halloween is the Night of Fright.
    Fear is what this night brings,
    Along with many other things.

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  3. 2. Spooky Halloween Night

    • By Jacey Vantimmeren
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014

    A poem about Halloween by an 11-year-old girl. It's very spooky on Halloween night.

    It's very spooky on Halloween night.
    The ghosts and goblins will give you a fright.

    Watch your back, do not be blind.

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    It's really great! I was looking for poems for my daughter and this is amazing! It's wonderful!

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  5. 3. My Next Door Neighbor Is A Witch

    • By Samiya Vallee
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014

    Poem about a witch... for children everywhere. My daughter, Samiya, is eight years old, and she has had a talent for rhyming and writing since she was little. She wrote this poem for our family and delighted us with its wit and humor. Samiya loves playing outdoors, reading, singing, and of course, writing. She hopes to be an author and an archaeologist when she is older.

    My next door neighbor is a witch,
    And she lives way down in a ditch.
    Her clothing is a little strange,
    Because she never wants to change.

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    I REALLY GOT SCARED OMG but YES this poem is really so so so funny.

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  6. 4. Candy Corn

    • By Jan R
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014

    One Halloween, I was inspired to write a sonnet about candy corn while I was studying Shakespeare. There is something so simple about the confection, yet it possesses complex symbolism. In case a reader does not catch it, I will explain! The sonnet as a whole explains the colors of candy corn: white, orange, and yellow. Each stanza then focuses on one color and lists examples of how that color applies to the subject of Halloween!

    Against the black void, looms the lunar sphere.
    Hungry ghosts haunt, satisfied by fright.
    Oh my! The children's faces blanch in fear.
    And thus the small summit embodies white.

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  7. 5. Theme In Yellow

    Carl Sandburg was an American poet who lived from 1878-1967. This poem captures the beauty and fun of fall from the perspective of a pumpkin. Halloween can be a spooky holiday, but this poem brings attention to the harmless activity of searching for the right pumpkin with children and then carving a funny face on it for Halloween night.

    I spot the hills
    With yellow balls in autumn.
    I light the prairie cornfields
    Orange and tawny gold clusters

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  8. 6. Mystic Magination Night!

    Loving the Fun of this mystical, magical holiday, just a time of fun and imagination for all ages, and the best part are all the sweet treats that come along with it, Happy Halloween to all, enjoy it with fun in your heart no matter your age!

    On one mystic, magic night,
    Jack O Lanterns glowing bright,
    kids with bags of candy sweet,
    roam door to door and street to street,

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  9. 7. One Good Scare

    This poem is about a spooky experience on Halloween

    I saw a shadow passing by,
    Thinking it just a trick of the eye.
    I turned on the light, but no one was there,
    Though I noticed a fragrance, thick in the air.

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  10. 8. A Fairy Ball At Dragonfly Cove

    • By Patricia F. Schrader
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 20, 2021

    I wrote this poem for my granddaughter for Halloween. I also illustrate all my poems with original digital art. I love writing poetry.

    In the fairy town of Dragonfly Cove, the air is filled with anticipation
    For tonight is the town's biggest event, its Halloween celebration

    The fairies are up with the first rays of the sun

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  11. 9. Halloween Chills

    I have loved Halloween ever since I was a child. I love to write and paint all things Halloween.

    On this night of spooks and gnomes
    Of swooning leaves and cringing crones
    Of legends told from ear to ear
    Of shrieking cats that grin and sneer

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  12. 10. Halloween Is Here

    I'm not afraid of ghosts and ghouls or things that go bump in the night. It's the living you should be afraid of, especially on Halloween night.

    Dark and mysterious creepy night.
    Pumpkin masks shining bright.
    Scary monsters, witches' brew.
    Trick or treat, you have to choose.

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  13. 11. My Friend Jack

    Who doesn't like Jack O' Lanterns? I love them, and carving mine every year is a big deal to me!

    Jack comes every year to visit me,
    And his grin just makes me smile.
    Nearly toothless, he doesn't care.
    He happily laughs all the while.

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  14. 12. Halloween Sonnet

    • By Paul Cleere
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014

    Poem about a typical Halloween. A Shakespearian Sonnet about none other than Halloween.

    When leaves start turning orange and golden-brown,
    Kids start to dress in costumes so dandy.
    For one day a year, all throughout the town
    It's time for kids to amass some candy.

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  15. 13. Halloween Night

    • By Joy Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2015

    Last October I wrote this poem inspired by my Halloween night.

    The chilly nights begin tonight.
    The haunted houses bring the fright.
    The warm bonfires have the flames.
    See the leaves rustle through the window frames.

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  16. 14. Pumpkin, Oh Pumpkin

    • By Christopher R. Riddels
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2019

    I'm only 13, and I like to write. When my teacher asked me to write a poem, I did, and she thought it was good, and I did too.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    Your candle light's bright.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You shine bright through the night.

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  17. 15. Halloween Eyes

    I live in the panhandle of the great Sunshine State of Florida where orange juice is the beverage of choice and Possum is revered. To say that I am a beginning Poet would stretch the bounds of believability. But to that league, I aspire to be. I thank you for the opportunity to share my musings.

    Elegant in burnt orange afterglow,
    Sparkling darkness opens the show.
    Strangers arriving from all around;
    Some even, from the bad side of town.

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  18. 16. Halloween Is Coming

    Creeping, crawling creatures scurry in the night,
    Rats and bats and spiders, nibble, out of sight,
    Don’t look too carefully,
    You’ll get a nasty fright!

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  19. 17. Haunted House

    Rattle-skattle skeletons
    clitter-clack each bone
    Shrieksome banshees circle
    and werewolves howl and moan.

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  20. 18. Halloween Is Nearly Here

    Picking out Halloween costumes is a lot of fun for children. The options are endless. In this poem, one child knows exactly what he wants to be…something that will cause fright for other kids.

    Halloween is nearly here.
    I’ve got my costume planned.
    It’s sure to be the most horrific
    outfit in the land.

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  21. 19. Vampires

    • By Katilyn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012

    I wrote this in October. And I thought why not write about vampires? Hope you like it.

    What I'm about to tell you, you must keep it on the low.
    Vampires are dangerous, so don't tell them no.
    They're both beautiful and mysterious,
    Big fangs, dressed in black; blood is what they want.

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  22. 20. Halloween Party

    This poem was inspired by all I have seen, heard, and imagined through the years on the subject of witches and Halloween.

    Cold night on Craggy Height,
    The witches make ready their yearly flight.
    Old brooms rewoven, blackest cats chosen.
    When they fly tonight, there'll be no dozing.

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