The bogus boo is a creature who
comes out at night, and why?
He likes the air, he likes to scare
the nervous passer-by!
He has two wings - pathetic things -
with which he cannot fly.
His tusks are fierce, yet could not pierce
the softest butterfly.
He has two ears , but what he hears
is very faint and small.
And with his claws on his four paws
he cannot scratch at all.
He looks too wise with his owl eyes,
his aspects grim and ghoulish.
But truth to tell, he sees not well
and is distinctly foolish.
The bogus boo - what can he do,
but huffle in the dark?
So don't take fright: he has no bite,
and very little bark!
by James Reeves
From a Halloween book of poems I used to read when I was little.
Happy Halloween everyone!