Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Life of a Pumpkin
Once upon a time in the fall, a field of pumpkins lay waiting.
Tiny promises of pumpkins just starting out--
Look at this sweetie-pie!
The sunflowers stood sentinel,
And the bugs provided quality-control inspections.
Soon, a family arrived. They took their time looking at horses--
feeding the ducks and chickens,
and communicating with rabbits.
The family came to the field where the pumpkins lay in sunshine and shade, patiently waiting.
And claimed their own.
One, two, then three pumpkins were loaded and hauled up to the barn, and then taken home.
The three pumpkins spent the afternoon relaxing on the front porch
while the children went to the park--
and climbed to the top of the hill.
As night fell, the children fetched their pumpkins inside
and creative hilarity ensued.
Silly Mariel-- that's the jack-o-lantern's hat!
Triss' pumpkinlid had a bit of flair.
So that's what they look like inside!
Mariel went in for a closer look.
Soon the patient pumpkins found out about their faces.
They glowed in the delight of becoming... a rabbit--
and Bob the Pumpkin.