Missing

Missing

A Story by Kathryn Smith

I picked out a pumpkin


To cut up and carve


I love the gooey feeling


And the smell of seeds inside


I love The mess it brings upon the table


While creating a face


Of happiness or evil


Cunningness or sorrow


Mystery or madness


Sour or kind




I love the smell of the candle


And the way it glows and gleams


Against a Halloween nighttime




So I bought my pumpkin


inside today


To warm up


So I could carve it


In delight


But father said no



What's the point?


Halloween is over


The night is through


By the time I get to carve it


November will be brand new




So my pumpkin sits on our porch


Untouched


Not living



And I cant see that candle


I had in my mind


Fathers getting older


And last year I carved mine


Alone


With no one


By my side



And as these years fly


The magic of Halloween


My Halloween


Slowly withers and dies


My mother says


It'll all change


For I just need a child



And that magic I am missing


Will come again


Into my mind
















© 2017 Kathryn Smith



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A sad piece about the transition from the childhood magic of such occasions when excitement was easy as we had no cares, and adulthood when our lives change and we yearn for more than this. You set the picture out well in this work Kathryn.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Even on November first a pumpkin is worth carving, for sure! And a child isn't always necessary to find the child-like joy in the holidays. All too often people put too much importance on growing up. I think it's something to cherish to be able to sink back into that childish mindset again. I'm assuming you had this experience in the poem? I'm sorry to hear it.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


the only pure feeling about the life is - change. It is very professional and difficult yet very subtle and necessary. An ode to emotional reconnect and waves of life. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago



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