The theme of our Halloween party this year,
Was the best and most horrible yet,
The invites said 'Come as the thing you most fear,
Or the grossest thing that you can get',
So I went to Fred Foxwell's Fantastical Shop,
'Cause he has all that's weird, mad and scary
And asked him to find me the worst outfit there,
The costume most wild, bad and hairy.
It's snout was all crusty with blood,
And I tried on the mask of a Fanged Bristleboar,
With its teeth stained the colour of mud.
I liked the ripped dress of a Raggy Knee Witch,
And it's matching lank sea-weedy wig,
And I nearly went for the filthy fur suit,
Of a dust-dwelling, Foul Grinny Pig.
My friend liked the kit for a green Snottlebog,
That leaked slimy pongerous goo,
But even this wasn't disgusting enough,
So I went to the party as you!
Poem © 2017 Laura Louise Stewart
Illustration © 2017 Nick Butterworth