Monday, October 14, 2019

The Shallow Pumpkin...

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