The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Halloween Party

Listen to Colin's poem ... read by Cathie
I hosted a party one dark Halloween,
My guests were aghast when a ghost could be seen
Descending the stairs looking lanky and lean,
With nothing up there where his head had once been.

They told me they thought me a horrible host,
And mine was the household they hated the most.
Of course, I feel guilty, but cannot help boast:
A party goes best if you’ve got a good ghost!
Picture by Colin West
Picture by Colin West

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.