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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