Monday, October 27, 2008

Just for fun during the trick-or-treat season

Here's a little treat for your reading pleasure. Several years ago I entered a "Dr. Suess-style" writing contest and won first place with the following poem (based on Dr. Suess' THERE'S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET):

A Spider in the Cider
© 2003 Rebecca J. Gomez

Have you ever had the notion there’s a potion in your lotion?
Or a mummy playing rummy at a table in the stable?

When something hovers over the covers
Or there’s a howler in the shower
Do you shrink when you think of the midnight hour?

Today I thought for sure there was a spider in the cider
And a bat under my hat
And a snake under the rake

There is a slug inside my jug
And a snail in the mail
And the ghost eating my toast really makes me want to wail

I like the frog under the log
And the witch out in the ditch
But the ants in my pants always make me squirm and itch

Things that creep where I sleep I do not like to have around
But the crawlers are the worst because they never make a sound