Just a bit of fun, these poems are used in my work as part of a project using monsters as a way of inspiring young people to share an enthusiasm for writing. Can you identify the six mystery monsters?
More than just the sum of his parts
this monster stole another's heart
and his hands and feet as well
not much is his as you can tell
his head is screwed on firmly
by the bolts in his neck stuck
he gets overexcited when
by lightning he is stuck.
When the old king passed away
in a gold coffin he was put
some say his name was Rameses
others it was Tut
his ancient skin is paper thin
in bandages he's wrapped
inside a pyramid of stone
for centuries he was trapped.
If tonight there's a full moon
there's good reason to be scared
there'll be a monster coming soon
with pointy teeth and shaggy hair
a silver bullet's what you'll need
to stop him in his tracks
or else on you he'll want to feed
he'd like you for a snack.
This monster likes to live in slime
he lurks in murky lakes
he lies in wait, biding his time
before his chance he takes
to grab a lonely swimmer
who strays too far from shore
with hands that seem like flippers
he drags them down below.
Many fathoms down
beneath the ocean deep
a scaly behemoth
has woken from its sleep
it swims up to the surface
an aquatic dinosaur
and sinks a passing liner with
its terrifying roar.
A bat flies through a window
of the crypt just as dawn breaks
then in a cloud of crimson smoke
a transformation undertakes
instead of wings and claws and fur
there's pointed teeth and slicked back hair
in a coffin with a regal crest
he settles down to take his rest.