Creepy Poem #4: Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern

There is only one day left until Halloween! I found this poem and I thought it represented the spirit of Halloween perfectly. Who doesn’t love a Jack O’Lantern? I hope you enjoy!

Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern by David McCord

Mr. Macklin takes his knife

And carves the yellow pumpkin face:

Three holes bring eyes and nose to life,

The mouth has thirteen teeth in place.

Then Mr. Macklin just for fun

Transfers the corn-cob pipe from his

Wry mouth to Jack’s, and everyone

Dies laughing! O what fun it is

Till Mr. Macklin draws the shade

And lights the candle in Jack’s skull.

Then all the inside dark is made

As spooky and as horrorful

As Halloween, and creepy crawl

The shadows on the tool-house floor,

With Jack’s face dancing on the wall.

O Mr. Macklin! where’s the door?

Now I’m not sure if I want to carve a Jack O’Lantern this year……

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Creepy Poem series. I’ve had a lot of fun making them! I shared some old favorites and I found some new favorites. If you have a favorite poem, share it in the comments below!

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