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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


When you carve
your jack-o-lantern
make a face
full of fright.

Do not set it
on the porch steps
and then leave
it over-night.

The javelinas
run by rooting
and they might
take out a bite.

Among themselves
they start fighting.
No more pumpkin
it's gone from sight.
Good bye, Jack-o-lantern.

       Where I live we can't leave pumpkins outside because the javelinas love to eat them.  I guess it must taste like candy to them.  Are there critters in your part of the world that would eat your jack-o-lantern?  OK, so your challenge for today is to write a poem titled, Who Has Been Eating my Pumpkin?  There are lots of possibilities--bugs, worms, birds, even Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater.  (Could the apple in the Garden of Eden have been a pumpkin?)  Have fun deciding whose voice you'll use for this poem.

1 comment:

  1. Joy,
    Many of us must confess to eating the insides if we like pumpkin pie. Or perhaps, we've toasted the seeds. I don't think I've ever been tempted by the outside, although perhaps I didn't know of a special way to prepare it.