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A Halloween Tale

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A Halloween Tale

Peter the Pumpkin went walking one night
When Samantha the Squash stolled past
Peter was smitten, it was love at first sight
"Will you marry me now?" He asked

They ran to Patch Hall like frolicking pups
Judge Winnie the Witch performed rites
"Any veggie that objects, speak now or shut-up!
I pronounce you pumpkin and wife"

Rumours spread in the patch as events unfolded
Artichokes choked and white onions cried
Cucumbers clammered and scallions scolded
"Outrageous!...They both should be fried!"

Pete's momma fainted, Sam's daddy raised hell
His stem was quivering with rage
"Interracial marriage?...Over my dead shell!
I'll beet both your butts! You're underage!"

So they fled to Farmer Joe's fruit tree estate
(They're a bit more liberal, you see)
"Hey, what's the big deal?...We cross-pollinate!
Sit down, have some compost, feel free!

"Joe will hoe you a quaint little fertilized bed
There's plenty of space here to grow"
So they put down their roots and quickly cross-bred
Two dozen young Squashkins in a row...

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  1. Date: 10/14/2014 10:03:00 PM
    Favourite and a 7 from me. I love this so much. Congratulations on your win Tim.

  1. Date: 10/14/2014 9:42:00 PM
    Interesting write, Tim, congrats on the win

  1. Date: 10/14/2014 12:08:00 PM
    Very clever write many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 11:32:00 AM
    a very lovely and cute Halloween tale friend Tim, It makes me smile ;) congratulations on your win. cheers! :)

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:56:00 PM
    I love this from the poet's viewpoint and the gardener's too. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:46:00 PM
    this is too cute...nursery rhyme meets Halloween...it made me laugh, thanks for that and congrats on your win with this adorable write! hugs :)

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Tim, This is so amazingly clever, the best chuckle I've had in a while!! Bravo!

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Tim.. congratulations on your win. Always & Forever =Linda=

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Tim love everything about the poem...................congrats...............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 9:23:00 AM
    oh my, what an interesting storyline for the theme... extraordinarily unique and yet intriguing enough to delight the senses, tim... yes!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:18:00 AM
    ahhh, this is so cute!!! ME LIKES MUCHO!!!! You showed great creativity with this one!!

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 6:48:00 AM
    the perfect halloween tale you told here my friend , love it!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:45:00 PM
    This is so well done, Tim! and fun to read! really enjoyed it! How creative! Thanks for the comments on my latest poem here on PS. Actually these are also posted on my fb page. :) I'm touched by your comments, and no, I'm no longer married and have not been swept off my feet. Maybe I'm waiting for the right one to do that. Thanks again for the comments and the compliments. I post rarely on PS but still do once in a while. Your good friend, Caroline. :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:17:00 PM
    Hello Tim, your poem is gripping and what I'm into right now. I'm reading my daughter a Charlie Brown' Halloween.. The one about the big pumpkin,..okay way off your poem. Tim, this poem was much to my liking.. hope it all grows well..... enjoyed stopping by~ ALWAYS~ PD

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Ohhhhhhh my I want pictures so cool I bet your grands love it! Light & Love Cher

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:52:00 PM
    this is absolutely delightful on every level! i love the 3rd verse the most but the entire poem is charming.

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Awww, How cute this one is! I really enjoyed reading this awesome tale this afternoon! What a delightful write this is Tim! This poem produced some new meals for the dinner table I see, Great Work!!