Scary Costume

by Robert Pottle

With an evil eye that stares you down
and a bulbous warty nose,
a furrowed brow, a nasty scowl,
and old outdated clothes,
my costume is the scariest
the world has ever seen.
I'm not an ogre, ghost, or ghoul:
I'm a teacher for Halloween.

Text © Robert Pottle, reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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