Rat-tat-tat ! 
Linda A. Copp

two steppin monster

 It's raw, It's Mean,
It's a Rat-tat-tat-tat Tune.
4 o'clock in the afternoon.
Stormy time, harpies, loons.

Lightening strikes.
Ka bang! Ka boom!
do you hear that?

Goblins, Vampires, Zombies, Cats?
Snarling, growling, howling, lips,
things crawling up the fingertips.
Tails are swishing, swing and sway
beating a rhythm only they can play.

Little Devil
Demons dance in their demon home.
Demons prancing up the stairs of stone.

Scratch, scratch, scratch
no end to that!

Ogres, Ravens, Orcs or Bats?
Something's stirring something
into boiling vats.

Bang, Bang, Bang-Up
Ka boom, Erupt!

at the wretched trolls!
Werewolfie's hollerin'
we want your souls!

No end to that.

Monsters trot

Everybody groovin',
movin' on the ground.
Bats are beating wings,
hanging upside down.
happy footed monster
to the Demon's Dance.
give it half a chance.

Demon Dancer
Come on, grab yourself a pitchfork,
  lift your hooves and prance,
to the rat-tat-tat-tatting
of the Demon's Dance!

Linda A. Copp
March 24, 2000

Revised for Kids from the Original poem "Demon Dance" A work meant for teens and elders.

The music is called
"Demon's Get No Sleep"
Composed and performed Matthew J. Jordan

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