Among all the beauty, I must write this time about the pumpkins I have so faithfully nurtured this summer, through drought and so on. They were small, but they were beautiful to watch grow and flourish. Ah, nature!
I had planned to make a beautiful pie,
and even the jack o’ lantern will have to wait.
Although the net said to leave them long
my pumpkins have suffered a terrible fate.
The fault is those animals that live out of doors,
and although we’ve been know to feed them
peanuts and corn and all manner of fruit,
they’ve taken my pumpkins and eaten ‘em!