Jack O’ Lantern on the curb
Molding from his work absurd,
From keeping ghosts and ghouls at bay
And guiding children on their way.
Giving light through scary face;
A sentinel with noble grace
Lined along the porches many,
Guarding every chocolate penny.
He did his duty for the year,
Giving both a scare and cheer.
I wish he didn’t have to go,
But it’s time – I know, I know.
I wish I could go back a day,
Reliving all the fun and play.
The trick-or-treating and the laughter.
Alas, it’s Halloween – day after.
Marianne Coyne copyright 11/2/16
Good day, everyone. I hope you enjoy this poem. I was inspired to write this on a walk, as I came upon a poor Jack O’ Lantern on the curb waiting for the garbage truck. He had seen better days. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me, so had to borrow a photo.
Enjoy a fabulous weekend! Until next time, may happy days abound!
Note: The above photo is from The Bulb Shoppe & Gardens http://thebulbshoppe.com/events