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Poor White

For Raul's "White Pumpkin" contest.


Pale ghost of Autumn,
Deep wrinkles on her weathered face...

Poor relation of her rubicund cousins,
Never chosen for jack-o-lantern ...

But inside, where it matters,
Her blushing flesh tastes of Summer,

Warm, 
Sweet, 
Golden Summer.

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  1. Date: 10/31/2009 10:09:00 PM

    Lovely! Great take on the picture, Frances! Congratulations! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 5:33:00 AM

    Lovely poem Frances, congratulations on your win in Raul's contest. Pam.

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 4:38:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Raul's contest Frances. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 4:03:00 PM

    Congratulations on your WIN in Rauls' contest with this beautifully penned piece! Rich and deep and lovely. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 4:01:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Frances! This is a great poem! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 2:31:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN IN RAUL'S CONTEST , FRANCES, VERY ORIGINAL AND CREATIVE POEM. LOVE, LAINIE

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 2:30:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win. This is a great poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 2:18:00 PM

    Beautiful free verse, Frances, and congrats on your placement in Raul's contest... a unique spin on the theme... keep at it.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 12:30:00 PM

    Frances, congrats on your success in my contest...Raul

  1. Date: 10/27/2009 7:57:00 AM

    Excellent write you have here Frances. Wishing you the best in the contest. They are used as Jack-O-Lanterns here in Ohio. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/27/2009 7:10:00 AM

    Hes going to have a hard time judging this contest..so many great looks at the white pumpkin..this is one of them..Nice. BG