Throughout the month of October we had a lot of fun doing various Halloween themed poems! One of our spooky prompts was to write poems about a made-up monster and to challenge each other to include as many imagery as they could create. Below are the funny, and scary, and even sad tales of Pumpkinzilla (pumpkin + godzilla), Frankinskull (Frankenstein + a skull) and Frankenghost (Frankenstein + a ghost)!



by Ava P., Alexcia, and Olivia

4th grade

Pumpkinzilla is big and rough

Pumpkinzilla has some fluff


Pumpkinzilla likes to eat pumpkin pie

He is not worth a dime


He has a kill-dron

for children


Pumpkinzilla’s breath

smells like death


Once he took a shower

and disappeared for an hour


Where ever he goes his buddy Tim

says go to the gym


and he falls and feels stressed

his wife, Cless


tells him to go lay down

in the comfiest bed


pronouns: he/him/mr./pop



by Milania, Ava F., and Annabella

4th grade


It’s Halloween and I stand in fright

I am frankinskull in the dark night

I think my costume looks cool

I can’t wait to show everybody at school



Then I see my friend Dracula

he’s wearing a rich red cape

a white fancy suit

and black shiny shoes

and he smells

like burnt pumpkin pie




5th grade



His name is Frankenghost

but he likes to be called Frank.


He smells like Joe

who is his friend he ate.

Joe smelled

like a fish.


And he looks like a ghost

but you can see him

and he looks like fake stone.


He has green eyes

and black hair

but a little under his hair

he’s got stitches

and he is sad because all the kids

make fun of his stitches.


One day he gets made fun of

for smelling like fish

and having stitches.

The kids say do you even have a brain

because we would see it if you did

and they make fun of him for crying

and call him a cry baby!



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.