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It’s boring being a monster

It’s boring being a monster,
Chasing kids around,
Hiding underneath their beds,
Not making any sound –

It’s boring waiting on the stairs,
Hoping they’ll walk by,
Boring making little creaks,
Trying to make kids cry.

It takes so long to learn this trade,
To skulk and tap and moan,
It’s boring waiting all the time
In someone else’s home.

I want to see the world out there,
I want to make some friends,
Waiting for the night-time
Never seems to end.

I’d like to slide down bannisters,
Shriek and yell and scream,
Boogie to some disco songs,
Let off a bit of steam,

I’d like to run around the house,
Turn on all the lights,
Eat marshmallows, watch T.V,
On dark and dismal nights.

I’d like to have a bath sometimes,
And clean my smelly hair –
Put some decent clothes on,
For someone who would care.

I’d like to sit down to a meal,
Smile and laugh and chat,
Have a coffee and ice-cream,
Put on a little fat.

I dream of being normal,
Having a little fun –
It’s boring being a Monster,
When all is said and done.

I wonder what monsters would REALLY like to do?



23 Comments     1 Ping

By Anonymous Wed Apr 16th 2014 at 5:46 pm  

This poem is just so amazing because it has humor, truth, and it rhymes. It is written so well and it is like the author is an expert. πŸ˜‰

By Reem Tue Dec 4th 2012 at 7:27 am  

this poem helped me in my homework. that’s really creative and lots of rhyming words. THANK YOU <3 xoxo

By Tiffany Sun Oct 21st 2012 at 4:22 pm  

I need to recite a poem about “Monsters” and your poem is perfect. I like the humor. Thank you!

By lesley Fri Sep 14th 2012 at 2:32 pm  

this poem is really gud and funny

By nicola Sat Apr 14th 2012 at 5:07 am  

love-in the poem ceep the good work up πŸ™‚

By sam Sat Apr 14th 2012 at 5:04 am  

nice πŸ™‚

By nicola Sat Apr 14th 2012 at 5:02 am  

i like this poem it allso has gould rythm it sticks to the beat and allso it saying the monster is bored but the thing is it could be a bite more intresting like saying what tipe of moster it is and how the monster is felling bout i relly think this poem is funny and intresting :8 πŸ™‚ (^^^)

By Ffggg Sat Jan 23rd 2016 at 9:58 am  

Shut up the poem is awesome

By cute-ikra@hotmail.co.uk Sun Mar 25th 2012 at 5:45 am  

its really good for copying it for homework if you need to write a monster poem

By Marie Lynn Wilson Fri Mar 9th 2012 at 8:23 pm  

Mr. MacWilliam,

I did a series of illustrations based on this poem for a school project and have now put them up on my portfolio / resume accounts such as Behance and included a copy of your poem for reference. I am giving you all credit that is due for this delightful poem.
Thank you for your words.

– Marie Lynn

By admin Wed Mar 14th 2012 at 4:43 pm  

Nice! πŸ™‚

By bob Tue Feb 28th 2012 at 10:42 am  

that poem should be famous

By Luke Fri Feb 3rd 2012 at 2:24 pm  

I loved this poem.One of my favorites

By Bianca Thu Nov 10th 2011 at 1:15 pm  

Your poem is soooo cute!
by the way I am doing a poetry project

By kristina skidmore Tue May 31st 2011 at 2:34 am  

nice poem it was lol

By Hannah Thu May 26th 2011 at 5:54 pm  

I LOVE it! Im writing a poem about a monster under my bed and i needed four more lines. Now i know what to write. Homework completed!! πŸ™‚

By Austin Mon Apr 25th 2011 at 9:23 am  


By Emily Tue Mar 1st 2011 at 7:21 pm  

The poem was cute i’m doing a poetry project!!!

By Caitlin Fri Aug 6th 2010 at 7:22 am  

That poem is such a great poem:-)
Infact,I might use it for oral that has to be
about a monster:-)
Oh, and by the way, how many poems have you written?!?

By kathy Thu May 20th 2010 at 8:27 pm  

i loved it.
im doing AN l.a project for poems/polemicist and im using this poem for my expel.

By :(yasmine:) Fri Feb 5th 2010 at 9:39 pm  

VERY very Very very CUTEZ!!!!!

By sadia Thu Dec 24th 2009 at 6:01 pm  

it is good but could be imporved hve sme allietrition and sme ryme but i reallly lke hw the goes wwu2 do u like love it so do i juss a little bit of improvement.

By Evan Tue Jun 9th 2009 at 4:28 pm  

that poem was very funny
it’s boring being a monster should be made into a poem book
i have to ask you something, do you have a childrens poetry book?

***Nope ****

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