C.J. Heck

Rookie - 234 Points (August 10 / Born in Columbus OH - living in Florida)

Monster In A Box (Children) - Poem by C.J. Heck

There's a monster in my house!
It came in a great big box.
Mommy says it isn't so,
but something ate my socks.

I used to have a full sock drawer,
with red ones and some blue.
I even had some white ones,
'cause I wear white socks, too.

There's a monster in my house!
It came in a great big box
and I must make it angry
or it wouldn't eat my socks.

It lives around here, somewhere.
(whisper) Shhhh! I hope it's not around!
'Cause if you ever wake it up,
it makes such awful sounds.

Most times, it says, 'Yum-Yum! Yum-Yum! '
Sometimes, it just goes 'swish'.
But, I know it eats my socks up
without a spoon or dish.

Mom says they're underneath the bed
or spread around the floor.
(well the monster musta' burped 'em there
when she opened up the door) .

There's a monster in my house!
It came in a great big box!
Mom says it's just the washer...
but it's a monster that eats my socks!


Comments about Monster In A Box (Children) by C.J. Heck

  • (2/1/2006 5:07:00 PM)


    There must be more that one monster, because I have a drawer of mis'matched monster eaten (holes and all) socks. Loved this one and it's going straight to the grandchildren. Linda (Report) Reply

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  • (12/5/2005 9:49:00 PM)


    Fabulous! Can't wait to read the next one.

    S
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  • (11/13/2005 2:33:00 PM)


    Never mind children loving it, I certainly do, it puts me in mind of my 9 moth old pup.

    Everthing about this is wonderful; the structure', the humour and a timeless theme that says that there are always things disrupting our lifes, even if it is our own ability to remember things.

    Lots of love

    Denis Joe
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  • (3/22/2005 7:43:00 AM)


    Lovely, humorous verse. Children would love it. I can imagine it being read to a group of wee ones and their delighted faces at the sounds and descriptions (especially the mention of burping too) . Another 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, February 3, 2006


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