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The White Pumpkin




Thank you, Ma’am, for the pumpkin.
I am not distressed in the least.
Though it’s not of my preference,
It’ll suffice for a Halloween feast.

Mother Nature could have mixed up her seeds.
That could explain why the color is bland.
One might think Jack Frost didn’t finish his work,
Or, Autumn is making a political stand.

I am so glad you came with this pumpkin.
Come on in Ma’am, and stay for awhile.
No, I don’t mind it isn’t bright orange,
Though it isn’t the most popular style.

Please, have a seat as good company should,
And quit the uncertainties filling your mind.
Don’t doubt my plan for sweet pumpkin pie,
As giving me this ugly, white pumpkin was kind.





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  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:07:00 PM
    New to the soup so just saw this, and love it! (Thanks for your comment about my poem.)

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 10:05:00 PM
    Congrats Virginia on a grand win for this wonderful write luv..

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Nice poem Virginia, got a chuckle about the ending line. Congrats on a well deserved win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 4:26:00 PM
    Congrats, Ginny. Excellent write. Enjoyed. Nice going. Luv Ralph

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 2:25:00 PM
    Very brave of you Virginia to take the chance on a white pumpkin pie. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 12:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my "What No Orange Pumpkin" contest Virginia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Thank you for supporting the contest Virginia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 5:48:00 AM
    An adorable poem. Happy Halloween Virginia. Love,Vie