Practicing Scaring


His growl just didn't sound right,
I really was perplexed.
Why monsters feel they need to,
Grunt and strain and stress!

They should just try relaxing,
And let their feelings show.
But this monster felt he had to,
Huff and puff and blow!

I showed him how to breathe,
And to focus on his task.
To make his scare more natural,
"Should I growl?" the monster asked.

I told him that he shouldn't,
As that would turn out wrong.
So he prowled around the kitchen,
And he practised hard and long.

But he never really got it,
So he sat and watched cartoons.
And now he entertains us,
With cats made from balloons!

His growl just didn't sound right,
I really was perplexed.
Why monsters feel they need to,
Grunt and strain and stress!

They should just try relaxing,
And let their feelings show.
But this monster felt he had to,
Huff and puff and blow!

I showed him how to breathe,
And to focus on his task.
To make his scare more natural,
"Should I growl?" the monster asked.

I told him that he shouldn't,
As that would turn out wrong.
So he prowled around the kitchen,
And he practised hard and long.

But he never really got it,
So he sat and watched cartoons.
And now he entertains us,
With cats made from balloons!

©2003 Gareth Lancaster

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