by Maple Tree   Oct 6, 2012

He planted a seed in sixty nine
around the time of wood stalk,
waiting patiently for mother
earth to provide him food
for thought.

A pumpkin was born,
placed in his palms
and speechless was
all that spilled from
his mouth.

Years went to pass
as his little pumpkin
grew, ignoring the
flaws and markings.

In his eyes it was
always Halloween,
shades of coral
was a beautiful
sight to see.

Today- sits a gourd,
shriveled and worn
wishing to be carved
for display.....

but the light always flickers
inside of the shell,
and the farmer knows the beauty,
and the secrets it can tell.

Mixing and matching
rhyme with prose
its never a dullness
in life, so she lives
for the seedlings,
breathes for
her spouse, and
for the farmer
and his wife.

Note: My father calls me Pumpkin~


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  • 5 years ago

    by Chelsey

    Oh my gosh loveeeeeeee this metaphor! Can't even comment on it really. So cute. Pumpkin is the cutest nickname to me. I don't call too many people pumpkin. Just someone I adore. Like a child. Or a friend....I just love it.

    So so cute..sigh*...

  • 5 years ago

    by The Poet Behind The Poems

    Beautiful maple
    Is it Woodstock tho as in the festival ???

    Love it girl xx

  • 5 years ago

    by Wild flower

    This is really touching, I love this poem. Another amazing piece by you:)

  • 5 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    This is by far one of your best poems, it is so beautiful and tingling to read. It really is a description of a beautiful relationship between a father and daughter and how special it is.

    I liked how it told the story very briefly about the relationship from start until now and you gave a bit about yourself in this aswell and where you are at right now and what you are living for.

    This was so touching and I really enjoyed reading this.

  • 5 years ago

    by Meme

    This is so special Andrea, just so special!

    The openning verse was so capturing, couldnt get anymore poetic than that.

    The way you went to describe the different phases of your life was phenomenal. I loved the metaphors, the worsings, the emotions behind it all!

    You shine through everyoiece you write.

    God bless you.