A Gourd Story

Mom and Pop Pumpkin

Dreamed of the day

Their own little gourds

Would laugh and play

~

Their patch-sweet-patch

Filled with love and joy

Between two feisty girls

And one shy boy

~

Gina and Athena Pumpkin

Picked on brother Bo

Wrapping their vines too tight

So young Bo had no room to grow

~

Though the young gourd struggled

To loosen his sisters’ grip

He tried and tried relentlessly

And soon their vines did slip

~

Though some damage remained

Bo’s scars were visible

He embraced the struggle

And saw those scars as beautiful

~

These unique orange stripes

Now made him glad

He wore them with a smile

Despite the struggles he once had

~

His sisters soon realized

The error of their ways

What they had meant for hurt

Now earned their brother praise

~

From Mom and Pop Pumpkin

And all the other gourds

Young Bo was rightly honored

With the most prized gourd award

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