by Jennifer Ragan

I picked the plumpest pumpkin
From Peter’s Pumpkin Patch
A perfectly round pumpkin
Picked the biggest of the batch

I painted my prized pumpkin
A pair of puzzled eyes
A pretty shade of purple
Picked the proper shape and size

I prepared a pastel blue
On a pallet of pale rose
Gave the paint a little pat
Out popped a pointy nose

I placed a dab of peach
Upon a pearly pink
Polished up a pouty grin
As my pumpkin gave a wink

Painted pumpkins cannot wink.
How preposterous you say
Perhaps you’d be pumpkefide
If a pumpkin winked your way


Author's Note: For the Halloween contest;)

Posted on 10/10/2009
Copyright © 2021 Jennifer Ragan

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/28/09 at 02:32 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer. This is truly a Halloween classic, and your gift of rhyme and humor is a treat.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 10/28/09 at 03:37 PM

Precious! I am delightfully Pumpkefide! And yes! Your gift of rhyme and humor is a very special treat! Congratulations! ;)

Posted by Shannon McEwen on 10/28/09 at 07:55 PM

I love this Jen, your poetry never fails to make me smile...

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 10/28/09 at 09:15 PM

Another one of your poems that brought a smile to my face Jennifer. Lovely.

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