Halloween for the ears and not for the faint of heart or snobbish poets

So I was going to try to enter a lullaby-writing contest put on by a friend of mine, but when I sat down to think up some lyrics, all that came out of my brain was a Halloween-themed rhyme. I guess I'm just not the lullaby type. I'm a scare-your-children-to-death-before-bed-so-they-will-cry-for-hours type. I probably shouldn't have had kids.

Pumpkins on the Porch
(sung to the tune of "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree. If you are not familiar with this song--and really you should be--go here and listen to the tune)

I looked out the window and what did I see?

Pumpkins on the porch, staring back at me.

Fall has brought me such a spooky surprise,

Jack-o-lanterns with ghoulish eyes.

With flickering smiles and wicked tricks

They gave me a shock just to get their kicks,

I shouldn’t have been scared, but 'twas a frightful scene,

Creepy little pumpkins on Halloween!

Comments

That's awesome, you should totally enter the contest. Here, I'll give you a tune:

Give said the little stream.
Shantel said…
I would use that as a lullaby
I'm just sayin'.
I saw Hayley lastnight. Cute haircut.
Jenni said…
Give said the little Scream?

Cute song!!
Jen said…
I like your lullaby much better than the ones I try to sing for my children.