The Great Pumpkin

hushed was the rumor

the dark of night shaken, and

patch dwellers aghast.

the Great Pumpkin rose

to the delight of children

pumpkiny deeds carried forth.

yet the awe assaulted by

air with a singular chill

A magical moment only for

those who believe

in Halloween

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #158


The Saturday Symphony #16 (Fairytale edits)


Though, the Great Pumpkin, an unseen character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, is not a typical fairytale, I thought the enchanting tale to be a fun subject for my poem and in keeping with the season.

The prompt, PONDEROUS THOUGHTFAIRYTALE EDITS, hosted by Jude at tales told different, is to change the fate of the fairytale, which is reflected in my poem.

Plus, here is the link to a post about pumpkins that I wrote in 2015 – My Pumpkin.


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9 replies

  1. Very seasonal and apt story

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  2. I’m thinking about a pumpkin that walks, and swallows terror and evil.

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  3. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:

    The Great Pumpkin ….by Eugenia



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