Alliteration is always a treat, so well done! I took this kind of a Scrooge-type character, but for Halloween. Or someone who just doesn't find the appeal or fun in spooking others, which is fair if they don't want to be frightened. And then I read the pumpkin part as human wanting the perfect thing, decoration, costume etc, and they get so wrapped up in this idea, and it's something the ogre doesn't understand. Or perhaps the ogre is a metaphor for someone who has been treated poorly, not treated as human, so of course he holds resentment.
Love the creativity, Em!
10 months ago
by Ben Pickard
I love this, Em. I truly believe it is one of your most creative and technically well executed pieces to date. I hope someone nominates as I am all out!
Unknown is a great title Em, nice to see a piece from you with a ghoulish theme.
An 'outrageous ogre' certainly leaves an image in the mind! I feel humanity has feels the strength of your poem, so take note humans!
Enjoyed reading this. M :)x
That's quite the image, I love everything that reminds me of Halloween!
One question - in the last line, could you be referring to global warming? I'm sorry if it meant something completely different, that's just the first thing that came to my mind.
Enjoyed reading this, congratulations on the win! ^^