Today my Halloween poem, ‘Jack-o-Lantern’ is published at Spillwords Press. You may have already read it on this site, but I am very grateful to Spillwords for bringing my Halloween message to a larger audience:
the sky may well appear
the colour of the carved-out pumpkin’s eye;
perhaps not time to celebrate
but high time that we start to question why…
Continue reading at Spillwords.Com. And if you’re in the US, please don’t forget to vote!
🎃🎃🎃 This week’s EIF Poetry Challenge is a Halloween Special – deadline midnight CET on Friday: I look forward to receiving your entries! 🎃🎃🎃
Does a sniper bullet count as natural causes?
Looks like the world will be stuck with him then. Even if he loses I don’t suppose he’ll leave quietly.
No, that could be quite a big mess…
We’ll soon see if the revolutionary spirit still rides the range…
Oh , please vote him out. We in Canada cannot stand him too. It would be an Armegeddon nightmare if he wins another 4 years 🙁
This poem is nicely done, with a creative metaphor! 🙂
If we could get the pumpkin in resident out it would be great
Yes, wouldn’t it? He’s looking rather old and mouldy.
Oh please! Everyone who can vote must vote him out and save the world!
The sad irony is that it was a minority (however slight) that voted him in. Hopefully karma will do the job now.
I think we should all get a vote as his actions affect all of us!
I once referred to #45 as “the Great Pumpkin”; you dub him Jack-O-Lantern. I fear we are both being too kind. His “orangeness”,according to insiders, comes from a can of “bronze spray” he habitually uses. He is raving like a lunatic, seeing his loss speeding down on him.
I hope this is what’s coming to him…
Love your poem Ingrid. I’m hoping this Jack Ass O lantern rolls out of sight or implodes on his words. Good Job~!!! ❤️ Cindy
Hahahaha Jack Ass O lantern – I like that 🤣
How did I know you would! Lol!❤️🤗🤣🤣
I’m gonna have to steel it back for a poem I’m making.. but to be fair, I did say it first. xo
or embellished shall i say
Haha no problem-he’s your Jackass, after all, unfortunately 😳
Lol🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 grrrr. did you have to remind me.. lol
No no no no no he cannot win again no! Please the world needs better leaders!
I’m hoping it’s not already too late. He’s infected society, subverted Truth, and Trust flew out the window ages ago, It’s dark; very dark. I’m voting we turn on the Lights, but I’m afraid it’s too late.
I’m afraid of that too!
Lovely poem, Ingrid! Perhaps you were too kind! 🙂 Take care, Cheryl
Yes, I probably was! Thank you Cheryl 😊
We want setting the world on fire to remain a metaphor. I fear it will become even more real than it already is…(K)
Yes, so do I…
I am immune, All Powerful One
Nothing can knock me down
No sniper bull, I’ve coat steel wool
I’m world’s most Powerful Clown
I may be a Clown
Or even Potatto
But like all my Subjects
Sometimes I fartatto
Note Caps. I’m Top Dog. Cap TD
Gawd…what’s got into him?…..
My vote is cast. This bozo is going down.
I hope so – thank you!
Agreed– change must come ..and NOW!
Nor could I guess his heart’s desire:
Perhaps to set the world on fire?
Please stop him, if you can.
Great reminder Ingrid. It seems appropriately relevant to the impending November reelection. Despite rumblings of negative opinions somehow though the situation on the ground seems favouring him!
Yes, I don’t trust the opinion polls at all. Anything could happen…
Jason and Freddie and Chucky all rolled into one epic movie would not frighten more than another 4 years with pumpkin head. Haha! I hope America is not a freak show much longer, sad and funny.
An apt metaphor for the season – though, reading the history of the tale, Jack’s a trickster and may take some stopping.
I believe so…
With a population of 330 million this is the best they could come up with?….
Haha he does look like a jack-o-lantern doesn’t he? Truly a horrifying Halloween season this year…
Yes, it certainly is!
I’ve voted.Now I have to hold my breath for the next month, because I’m sure the outcome will end up in court.
Yes it looks as though it will…
A beautiful piece, Ingrid, that takes away the cuteness commercialized Halloween lends to Jack-o-lanterns!
Thank you Jaya! 🎃
A poetic horror show that is a political reality. It must be the orange images that do it. I hope there is a clear win for Biden but I fear that too many like his brand of horror.
The US is in real danger of becoming dysfunctional.
Can we continue to rely on you?……
Haha don’t put me in charge 😂 although I guess anyone would be better than that Jackass…
Australia relies heavily on the US as an ally for military protection. Hence the question can we continue to rely on you….
I would imagine so after Brexit, but we are pretty much in the same boat vis-a-vis the US
And also in having a blethering idiot in charge of our country!
Boris I am Leader
Of our great UK
Don’t sweat, don’t worry people
It’s gonna be OK
Together me and Donald
Will make our countries great (again)
Don’t worry we are working onnit
Perhaps a little late