The Shallow Pumpkin...
The shallow pumpkin has shallow roots,
An empty gourd of poor seed,
Thin of skin and rotting from the inside out.
It is a false jack-o'-lantern,
Decaying and caving in 'fore All Hallows can even begin,
Raising a horrendous stench,
Leaking a mess upon the world at the earliest frost,
Amounting to a waste of time and effort.
Pin your hopes upon the pumpkin of deep roots,
Look for that to glow true upon the night of thin-veiled spectacle,
The light of the past illuminates a magical future.
By: Daniel A. Stafford