Harvest Festival Time





Harvest Festival Time

Hurry, hurry, hurry,  🙂
Come children and parents, too.
Harvest Festival time again,
For everyone like you.

At the church –
All “treated” in front of the rooms.
Safe celebration time – no one “tricked’’,
The music plays shoom, shoom.

‘Round, ’round, ’round,
Until the music stops.
Around the chairs they march,
It’s the Pumpkin Walk.

Pumpkins for boys and girls,
A short or loooong walk.
Listen for your number,
Be careful, don’t you drop!

In the –> m—> a—-> z—–> e.
Through, then Turn, and Through,
To find the end is difficult –
And some might never do?

Chomp, chomp, chomp,
Popcorn; and candy made like cotton.
Apple cider to wash it down,
This day won’t be forgotten.

Wham, wham, wham,
Down go the bowling pins.
Whish, whish, whish,
Fly a disc farther, then you win!

Bounce, bounce, bounce,
Go the children in their groups.
In and out of the jump house,
Spring right up to the roof.

Ha, ha, ha,
A funny puppet show.
Then the Gospel message,
For the kids to know.

Slowly, slowly, slowly,  😦
Go children and parents, too.
Harvest Festival time again,
For everyone like you.
— Charles B. Mayes
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The Harvest Festival / Fair / Celebration, or Hallelujah Night, etc.  is used by many churches as a safe alternative to Halloween.  Plus this is an outreach to the community.   I’ve taken some of those Harvest Festival and school Pumpkin Walk memories and put them in the above poem.

I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword was written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor, International Christian Center San Jose and San Bruno International Christian Center.

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