The Pumpkin and the Cat

In the pumpkin patch

Grew a pumpkin

Shy and small

Crows gathered

From far and wide

Bugs sat idle and hungry

All waiting for

The little pumpkin to grow

Big and tall

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In the pumpkin patch

Grew a kitten

Brave and small

Protected from the elements

Raised from birth

By his pumpkin friends

He took it upon himself

To protect them all

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Making his rounds

In the pumpkin patch

Once a kitten

Now a cat

He stumbled upon a pumpkin

She startled easily

Don’t be scared, said the cat

I will take care of you

So he did

Swat, pounce, hiss!

All the birds flew away

Swipe, yowl, growl!

All the bugs scattered every way

Now they could play

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They sang together under the moon

Learned each other’s birthday

They played jump rope

With all the vines

Even took naps together

They say that in Halloween

If you look closely at the night’s sky

You can still see the pumpkin and the cat

In the pumpkin patch

Golden Lights

I dream to reach

Those golden lights

Split my core in two

Rivet me, so captivating

Entranced in their halo

Like leaves in the fall

I slowly dangle off

Sway into the wind

Spanning stretch of miles

Of deserts vast and

Oceans bursting life

These golden lights

They still shine

And just a wink

Will do me in

And once again

Fall

Like in autumn

Crunch, and scatter

Under every footstep

Of my lost

wandering soul.