A spider hanging from a thread;
it weaves its silken wonder web
to catch those juicy flies in flight –
eat them for dinner every night.
collecting things like toes of bats
cause witches’ spells need horrid things
and chant a spell over the top:
a FLASH of green! A FIZZ! A POP!
this spell created something WEIRD,
a “something” you have never seen
has bright green eyes and pointed beak…
the hissing sound, you MUST beware –
you must NOT invite it for tea.
It’s quiet and does not make much noise,
do not let THIS pumpkin get near
and only knock at doors you see
where pumpkins look nice and friendly!
© Nicky Clifford 2016