Take a trip or two Around the pumpkin patch And be transported to tales Of Halloweens past ~ When old-fashioned stories Were filled with ghouls Who haunted the village Carrying farming tools ~ When apples were picked From skeletal trees And dipped in hot caramel To warm the breeze ~ Where scarecrows stood watch Not… Read More Halloweens Past
Down in the depths Of the murky deep Are the discarded Jack-o’-lanterns That no one ever keeps ~ After that night Called All Hallows’ Eve When they light up the dark Until the trick or treaters leave ~ Then their candles grow dim And at the chime of midnight All the Jacks are collected Under… Read More Sink
Is there someone watching Out in the woods My shivers say yes So, I pull up my hood ~ The comfort lasts but a moment When I hear a strange sound It started over there Now it circles all around ~ Creaking and crackling Not just under my feet A whisper in my ear Makes… Read More Eerily
Though Halloween’s over There’s still treats to be had The sweet taste of pumpkin Drives the squirrels mad; They nibble and gnaw Through poor Jack O’s face Until his once toothy grin Is but a hole to escape; These furry scavengers Love to eat and run Making each meal a bit Of mischievous fun
Follow the path Where you will see And hear the sounds Of Pumpkin Party; It’s the grandest bash On All Hallows’ Eve A place for gourds To gather and be seen; Gazed upon By trick-or-treaters Dressed up As goblins, witches and creatures; They stare and wait In anticipation For the pumpkins to reveal Their freshly… Read More Pumpkin Party
How the largest, proudest pumpkin Exactly came to be Well, that remains a mystery Between you and me; Nature vs. Nurture There are arguments for both Was the magic in the seed Or is it the farmer who can boast; About how this giant pumpkin So proudly on display Took all summer to grow Into… Read More Nature vs. Nurture
When the sun has set Your fate you’ll have met As careful hands hone An expression all your own; Newly carved Your true face takes shape As the light escapes From your hollowed-out space; Peering back at me What will I see? A trick or a treat… Something sweet or scary?