The story of a Pumpkin


This is the story of one sad, lonely pumpkin.

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15 Pumpkin plants were planted by seed.

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They were nourished and cared for when they started to sprout

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Their permanent home was well looked after and filled with organic soil to encourage their growth to maturity

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They were lovingly planted in the soil with all of their sproutlet friends

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And everything was flourishing while the beautiful pumpkin vines were spreading their wings and taking over their corner of the garden.


And a baby was born finally

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And he started to grow bigger.  Everyday yearning for a pumpkin sibling to join him.


But that was not to be and out of 15 plants this is our only sad, lonely pumpkin!!



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Old Horsewoman


When I Am An Old Horsewoman
I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me
And I shall spend my social security on
white wine and carrots,
And sit in my alleyway of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night
And ride the old bay gelding,
Across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow
And when people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I walk past the gardens to the barn
and show instead the flowers growing
inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.

I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair
as if it were a jewel
And I will be an embarrassment to ALL
Who will not yet have found the peace in being free
to have a horse as a best friend
A friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be
When I am old.

-Author Patty Barnhart