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There's a Monster in My Closet

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There's a Monster in My Closet

There’s a monster in my closet
Who keeps me up at night.
I’m scared with all that dark around,
I leave on the all the lights.

He scratches at the wooden door
And jiggles at the knob
He loves to mess up all my clothes,
My monster is a slob.

No matter how I try to sleep,
His grumbly groans and moans
Will squeak the springs under my bed-
They chill me to the bones!

I’ve tried to lie there counting sheep
It doesn’t seem to help-
My monster even manages
To make the shy sheep yelp.

He can’t stay in there any more-
I’ve really had enough!
I’ll make that monster leave my room.
He can’t be all that tough.

When he is sleeping in the day
I’ll bop him in the nose,
Then trap him in a pillow case
Beneath my dirty clothes.

I know exactly what to do
To leave him with a fright-
I’ll throw him on my sister’s bed
And leave on all the lights!


By Susan Burd © 2011

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  1. Date: 11/2/2012 11:37:00 AM

    LOVED IT AND THANKS FOR THE COMMENT :)

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 12:33:00 PM

    So lovely and funny!

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:03:00 AM

    Love it! So funny!

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:12:00 PM

    You must write a short book of children's poetry. I did a chap book on kid stuff. Best fun I ever had. Love, daver

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd Date: 10/24/2012 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    working on that now;)
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:11:00 AM

    Positively wonderful and a true delight!

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 1:59:00 PM

    This is adorable Susan. I love this. Excellent job. Luv, Gail

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 1:41:00 PM

    Lol...good one. Love the images!

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 9:36:00 AM

    Such an adorable poem! Very well written. :)

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 6:07:00 AM

    Wonderfully written! Spooooky!

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 5:52:00 AM

    The flow of your poetry is so effortless... proof of your brilliance, dear friend! Love...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/17/2012 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Forgot to mention, of course I wrote one with a similar theme! Have to dig it out!
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 6:43:00 PM

    This is what kids dreams are made of, this is great, you must be Dr seuss in disguise lol

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd Date: 10/17/2012 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I did a lot of dreaming as a kid, and now can feel like a kid again with my writing. Thanks for the positive comments.
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 6:32:00 PM

    I love it! Very nice, Susan!

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 5:58:00 PM

    Funny and cute. I love to write for children, it just feels so free.

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd Date: 10/17/2012 4:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Exactly-I feel like there's no boundries writing for childen!
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 5:46:00 PM

    Haha That was really adorable. Thanks for writing this. Was a really great read. :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 5:25:00 PM

    Wooooo. Scary write you have penned here. Sleep well Hun. Michael