Demonica was queen of the demons
She rang the midnight bell
She once capsized a seaman’s
Vessel and sent it to hell

She shook up the ground and let it tremble
Rocked mountains far and wide
She hated all those that worked hard
And had goodness on their side

She trained the Ogre Rock to grumble
And rumble and growl in the dark
She had a cat by the name of Woof
A cat that knew how to bark!

Three ghosts, Scary, Freaky and Spooky
Worked for Demonica now and then
She wanted them to frighten her enemies
Especially the Night Soil Men

Copyright: from Cuckoo Rock (Salt, 2010), © Philip Bowen 2010, used by permission of the author

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