Monday, October 4, 2010

Jack-O'-Latern by Ruth Van Gorder

His face, too broad for beauty, shows 
Complexion far too florid;
His eyes are vacant, and his nose
Triangular and horrid.

The spaces left between his teeth
Would shock an orthodontist;
His lid has not a hair beneath . . .
He'll win no beauty contest!

Yet when a candle set inside
Is lit, he looks quite mellow,
And very quickly we agree
That he's a charming fellow.

So other less-than-perfect creatures
(Like us) may cast a glow
And make folks quite forget our fetures
If we but let our light show.

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