By Josie Whitehead

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'Boo!' said a cheeky ghost,

    Playing scary games.

'I said BOO!' again he shouted.

    No-one listened.  What a shame!


'BOO!' screamed the ghost again

    As he really tried to scare –

But the cat and dog just shut their eyes

    And didn’t seem to care.


The unhappy ghost began to sob:

    'Is no one frightened here?'

The mice, the toad and spider said:

    'You’ll not cause us to fear!'


The spider said: 'Watch and learn.

    I’ll teach you how to scare.'

He quickly ran across the floor

    And crawled right up a chair.


A frightened lady spotted him.

    She screamed and ran away.

'So that is all you need to do.

    Now run away and play.'


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* This poem was published in 2010, one of almost 400 of my poems in 5 books.  The poems were chosen by teachers and children in many schools across West Yorkshire and published by AMS Educational Ltd.  It is out of print at the moment, but I hope your children enjoy it here with many other of my poems.  Josie