Wishing you a Safe and Happy Halloween!
Below is an excerpt from one of my favorite poems for Halloween, Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley. To read the entire poem, go to Riley's Children's Poetry Site. Read this poem written in the 19th century by this beloved American poet out loud and enjoy!
An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin,
An' make fun of ever' one, an' all her blood-an'-kin;
An' wunst, when they was "company," an' ole folks wuz there,
She mocked 'em an' shocked 'em, an' said she didn't care!
An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an'
They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,
An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'for she knowed
what she's about!
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you