'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