There's a Monster in My Closet

Written by: Susan Burd

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