I Am Jack

Nameless
Faceless
No more
No longer sitting
In the cold, rustling Autumn wind
One among the multitude
Of the pumpkin patch

A split-faced grin
And ever glaring eyes
Blade forged features
Anthropomorphic
More human than gourd now
No sweet baked pie
A fire within
This matte orange rind
Pale, pulpy flesh
Flickering to life

From gourd to guard
A sentinel
Of frosty nights and fallen leaves
No longer faceless
Nameless
I am Jack
And my season has come
Jack-O-LanternFor dVerse Poetics pumpkin poetry prompt (try saying that five times fast, lol)

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10 thoughts on “I Am Jack

  1. Pingback: ‘Twas All Hallows Eve | THE POET BY DAY, the journey in poem

  2. Halloween isn’t a ‘thing’ in Australia, besides which, it’s spring here, so it doesn’t really translate. I’m enjoying all the pumpkin/spooky imagery, though. Perhaps I’ll make my own Jack, but in April…

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