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A Few Halloween Pumpkin Poems For Kids

Updated on August 22, 2019

The Stranger in the Pumpkin


The stranger in the pumpkin said:

"It's all dark inside your head.

What a dullard you must be!

Without light how can you see?

Don't you know that heads should shine

From deep inside themselves - like mine?

Well, don't stand there in a pout

With that dark dome sticking out -

It makes me sick to look at it!

Go and get your candle lit!"

           John Ciardi



   After it's lid

Is cut, the slick

Seeds and stuck

   Wet strings

  Scooped out,

 Walls scraped

 Dry and white,

Face carved, candle

   Fixed and lit,

   Light creeps

   Into the thick

   Rind: giving

That dead orange

  Vegetable skull

Warm skin, making

   A live head

   To hold it's

Sharp gold grin.

Valerie Worth (1933 - 1994)

Five Little Pumpkins


Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,

          The first one said,

      "Oh my, it's getting late."

         The second one said,

            "But we don't care."

             The third one said,

         "I see witches in the air."

             The fourth one said,

       "Let's run, and run, and run."

                The fifth one said ,

          "Get ready for some fun."

        Then whoosh went the wind,

            and out went the lights,

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!


Pumpkin Eats

Pumpkin omelettes,

pumpkin hash,

pumpkin pancakes

where's my stash?

Pumpkin tacos,

pumpkin fries,

pumpkin pizza

where is my surprise?

Pumpkin chili,

pumpkin bread,

pumpkin stew

all from a pumpkin head!

Pumpkin brownies,

pumpkin ice cream,

pumpkin cake

all very easy to make.

Pumpkin cookies,

pumpkin pie,

pumpkin jelly,

pumpkin tea,

pumpkin muffins,

all from a pumpkin seed.

So if you are a pumpkin

you'd better hide your head,

so you won't end up in

someone's mixing bowl,

or on my plate instead.

Happy Ghouling!

Debbie T. Alsup

Happy Haunting!

Thank you so much for visiting our hub. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I hope it is one of your favorites too. If you have any interesting Halloween poetry you would like to share please do so here. Also please let us know how you like our poetry selections. Happy Haunting!


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