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Tale of two Jack-o-Lanterns

by Adrian Calhoun

One sat with a silly grin,
and kind eyes.
The other had a menacing frown,
and a mean stare.

Both sat silently on the porch,
making faces at each other all night.
Each one glowing,
with a light from within.

By the next morning,
their faces looked withered,
and rather sad.
That afternoon,
both of them were trashed.


Posted on 10/12/2002
Copyright © 2024 Adrian Calhoun

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/13/02 at 06:55 AM

Hey..everyone saw their light within burn. Nice read!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/15/02 at 01:18 AM

Halloween pumpkins have a brief life span! Still they give great fun and pleasure. The suggestion that whatever the face the pumpkins end up in the same place an interesting thought which could have other ramifications.

Posted by Michelle Calhoun on 10/05/03 at 08:03 PM

A festive, fun read. Glad we aren't pumpkins!

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