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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Food/Cooking · #2236559
Pumpkin wants you to remember that pumpkin pie is best from pie pumpkins shared with love.
My name's not Jack!

Just call me Pumpkin
my name's not Jack.
I hide behind my cousins
way in the back.

I'm nothing to look at
just another squash
with one caveat
I will not be quashed

or carved into a grin
to be marked or hatched.
I have my dignity, that I defend,
learned in the patch.

Since I must die, don't think of me
as decoration.
Bake me into pie. I'll exceed
your expectation.

I promise.
No lie.

Just serve me to the saddest child
or the homeless man,
those who remember how they smiled
when grandma set the pan

to cool.
Oh, how they all would drool!

My name's not Jack!
I will not die to bully or scare
Allow me to serve those who give back,
who share,

and sharing
let me be grateful and not upset
to die by caring
without regrets.

© Kåre Enga [177.257] (19.oktober.2020)

32 lines of mostly abab rhyme

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