We were invited to a house
which had a rusty door.
We went inside and heard a sound
made by the creaky ____________.
boar floor store
We looked around the living room.
We tried to find our host.
And there he was — all dressed in white —
a very airy _____________.
toast roast ghost
"Come in," he said and smiled to us.
It was a creepy smile.
"I hope that you can stay with me,
if only for a ________________."
while tile file
"Please have a seat and stretch your legs
right by this cozy fire."
We turned around, and on a chair
we noticed a ________________
blue tire church spire vampire
"I want to introduce to you
someone you'll like, I think.
His favorite animals are bats.
Guess what's his favorite __________?"
sink mink drink
And on a ragged, dusty couch
in an adjacent room
we could not help but glimpse a witch
and her enormous _______________ .
loom broom bloom
Her toothless mouth was very wide.
She cackled like a bird.
It was a horrid, piercing sound —
the vilest ever _________________.
heard nerd curd
Our gracious host then turned around
and said: "If you won't sit,
then come with me and look inside
my lovely viper _______________."
mitt pit grit
The pit was dank and deep and dark.
It made our fingers numb.
"I keep the vipers in this place
to please my aging _____________ ."
drum crumb mum
The mummy waved to us, and then
a closet opened wide.
We saw no clothes; instead there was
a skeleton ___________________.
collide divide inside
Its knuckles cracked; it danced about
to music played so well
by hunchbacks swinging back and forth
on a gigantic ________________.
bell well cell.
Three headless butchers joined the dance
with their three headless wives.
They wore no hats, and off their belts
there dangled jagged ____________.
drives knives hives
We thought we'd better go away,
when right before our eyes
they all threw off their ghoulish suits
and screamed to us: "______________!"
fat flies surprise blue skies
Copyright © Vladimir Tumanov | Year Posted 2019
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