The Pumpkin Walk

 

 

 

 

 

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.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

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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
Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Illustrations/graphics supplied by GospelGifs.com are copyrighted and used with permission.

If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.
Note: The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from GospelGifs.com.

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!

Thank you so much for reading by email (free);  and also stopping by my blog one way of the other.  Each reader is important to me.

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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