An Ode to Pumpkin
Brace yourselves. I'm a beta-carotene queen. Yep, I sometimes even have a lovely orange sheen.
So, Oompa loompa, doompadedoo. My sweet pumpkin, I wrote an ode to you.
To many, you are simply a Halloween decor,
Carved and lit like a lantern; placed carelessly outside the front door.
Or, perhaps they've morphed you into a tasty treat.
We all know the holidays are an excuse for a sweet-eat.
They add some sugar, probably some spice.
They pretend all is happy and nice.
Then fall fades and winter rolls around,
Next thing you know peppermint steals your crown!
Ah no, to me you are much more.
You're the ultimate veggie that I simply adore!
365 days throughout the year,
You're my dear.
The temps might be warming, but nope, I'm not phased.
In fact, I'm still pumpkin-CRAZED.
The fiber. The potassium. Bursting with vitamin C ('s)...
Queen bee is enamored; She's weak in the knees!
My dearest pumpkin, yes it's true,
I <3 You.