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Lydia Lukidis' #FallWritingFrenzy 2022

Here is my entry to the #FallWritingFrenzy contest!

Halloween- Credit: Samantha Hurley / Burst


The King’s Minions
By Emily Durant

The Pumpkin King stood in a field, in the night
Foreseeing the terror, the screams, and the fright

He patiently fitted his pieces together
He carved a crude smile and took note of the weather

His time had arrived for that savage desire
He lit out o’er the field, and within him, a fire

But the crows in the sky circled ‘round him with greed
They perched on his arms and they pecked at his seed

They soiled his head and disfigured his features
The Pumpkin King schemed how to handle these creatures

So next, when they landed, he used his stick hands
To encircle their legs with two stiff, knotted bands

He bound the crows to him with string as a shackle
Named one of them Caw and the other one Cackle

With the pestering avians at his command,
The nightmarish evening could go on as planned

He pushed through the field like a menacing plow
With no fear of the birds—
They worked for him now.

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