The Pumpkin



“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin. ”
― Charles M. Schulz


At the strike of twelve,

the witching hour,

when what is real and what is unreal

meet at the threshold,

where the veil between worlds is thin,

they may for a moment,


and experience what the other feels,



and believes.


Welcome to the surreal!


At the strike of twelve,

magic meets skepticism,


your carriage will turn into a pumpkin.


At the strike of twelve,

realism meets imagination,

and your pumpkin will turn into…

a being who may or may not exist or both.


All Hallow’s Eve is fast approaching,

a night when one world encroaches upon another,

rich with symbolism and icons,

stories and ideas,




such as the Jack-o’-Lantern.


So we thought it would be fun to make,

the pumpkin,

a part of our Objectivity challenge.


I’ve never actually tried carving a pumpkin,

therefore this is going to get messy,

and may elicit cries of,

The horror! The horror!

which goes well with the popular theme of Hallowe’en.


“And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing…”
― Tim Burton


skeleton smile