The Pumpkin Walk
Hurry, hurry, hurry 🙂
Come children and parents, too.
It’s Pumpkin Walk time again,
For everyone like you.
At the church –
Kids “treated” with games.
Safe fun – no one “tricked.”
The music plays shoom, shoom.
‘Round, ’round, ’round
Until the music stops.
Around the chairs they march,
Quickly – chop chop.
Pumpkins for children,
From a short or loooong walk.
“Listen for your number.”
“Be careful, don’t you drop!”
Chomp, chomp, chomp,
Popcorn, and candy made like cotton.
Apple cider to wash it down,
This day won’t be forgotten.
Ha, ha, ha,
A funny puppet show.
Then the Gospel message,
For the kids to know.
Slowly, slowly, slowly 😦
Go children and parents, too.
‘Twas Pumpkin Walk time again,
For everyone like you.
— Charles B. Mayes
The Pumpkin Walk © 2019 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
Image by Amanda Kimmell from Pixabay
The Pumpkin Walk / Harvest Festival / Fair / Celebration, or Hallelujah Night, etc. are 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 is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.
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