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OCTOBER FOR KIDS (haiku and tanka)

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OCTOBER FOR KIDS (haiku and tanka)

Two Ps in PumPkin
Two BIG Os in OctOber
and    apples galore

One October night
Along about All Saint's Day
I heard Satan laugh
T'was in a rural graveyard.......
Or.....was it the old Bijou?

October pig roast
Girls squeal and the fire pit POPS!
Boys have a leaf fight
While Mrs. and I keep warm
After dark the ghosts will come

October hayrack
A friendly kiss in the straw
Horses    country road

Autumn mystery
GIANT PUMPKINS come to life
They live at our house

The pool covered o'er
No swimming in October
Beneath the canvas
Crawls the Amityville horror
Or so big brother tells me


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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Daver, many blessings on your featured poem this passed week. Have yourself a new and awesome week.:-) Always & Forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 7:41:00 AM
    Hey, I found ones I never saw yet!! DAver, I just love those last two. REAlly great haiku and tanka there. Merry merry christmas. Did I tell you thanks yet for your card and pics ? Luv ya, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 3:23:00 PM
    I love it!! Halloween is my Fav Holiday

  1. Date: 10/16/2008 12:26:00 PM
    This is great. Your comment lead me here and i am glad it did. Such fun. Love the imagery. Well written. I love the ending. Will read more soon. Christie

  1. Date: 10/12/2008 5:28:00 PM
    Sounds like something my brother would have told me...stuff like that would scare the life out of me, and he loved it!! Such a clever autumn poem! Great fun to read! ~Carrie

  1. Date: 10/10/2008 6:05:00 PM
    What a cute use of humor for a fresh fall write. This is such a fun read. Thanks for giving me a chance to chuckle. I appreciate your kind words regarding my poem. Thank you. Karen

  1. Date: 10/3/2008 3:51:00 PM
    I think you love this time of year as do I ... smile ... I love watching Charlie Brown ... forget the horror, the pie smells wonderful ... LOL ... thanks for this great write, Daver.

  1. Date: 10/3/2008 2:44:00 PM
    You managed to capture so many aspects of the season. Scary, nostalgic and a lot of fun. Well done. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 9:58:00 PM
    Daver I loved the way you intertwined the two forms and made quite the poetic Halloween story in the process - BRAVO BRO GREAT JOB - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/1/2008 6:40:00 PM
    Good one it made me smile I like how you went back to your youth in this piece! Great write!! Laura :) I loved the last line!

  1. Date: 10/1/2008 4:44:00 PM
    Oh, you truly are a joy to read. So many memories and reflections of the season. You saved the best for last. Too excellent! Thanks for sharing and for the lift. Love, Shar