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Gordy the Gourd
by Annabel Sheila
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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We made our annual trek to the apple orchard with our grandson a couple weeks ago...there was a lot to see, but the gourds were our favourites!


Gordy the gourd sat alone at the fair,
Not much for a gourd to do!
All decked out in his gourdish best
With bumps and lumps in wild hues!
The bright orange pumpkins snickered at him
Poking fun at his knobs and lumps.
“Who’d want to look at a warty old gourd
When we’re so smooth and plump!
There was nothing much poor Gordy could do,
He was lumpy and bumpy all right!
But Gordy liked the way he looked,
He was a most unusual sight!
Hundreds of people came to the fair
To check out the harvest of fall!
Milling around the bins of goods
There was something for one and all!
The pumpkins bin was busy indeed
But the gourds no one bothered about.
And Gordy thought that all was lost
He’d be there til they threw him out!
But a tiny boy with hair of gold
And sparkling eyes of bright blue
Wandered by the bin of gourds
And Gordy’s dreams came true !
The boy thought Gordy’s bumps were neat
And he wanted to take him home!
Now Gordy sits on a chair on the porch
Like a king upon this throne!

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 10/17/2012
Playful, musical, terrific subject matter, so fun to read. My favorite lines are the whole stanza ending with "He'd be there til they threw him out!" Very creative, Annabel :) ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/26/2012
Hooray for the Boy and for Gordy!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 9/25/2012
I love how you presented this and how this would fit expanded nicely in a childrens book
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/25/2012
How sweet is this, we can sure learn from the little ones! Great story and message as well~
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/25/2012
Anna ~
Cutest poem of a child with sparkling eyes of bright blue picking out the best gord to take home!
Gordy on a chair on the porch to seek place and show !

Smiling, Hugs Anna
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/25/2012
gordy came out on top as he should
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/25/2012
What a beautiful children's poem! It made me homesick for the harvest up North.

Reviewed by Laura Fall 9/25/2012
Truly, Delightfully written poetry Laura
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/25/2012
I love this! Fall is my favorite time of year and colorful gourds are shown in my home and in my cornacopia that sits on the breakfast nook table. I'm glad Gordy is happy now! What an adorable poem, it put a big smile on my face. Fun poetry to kick off the fall season!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/25/2012
I love gourds, rather have them on table as centerpiece then flowers or leafs. Great fun write Anna.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 9/25/2012
Really, really cute poem,my far northern friend. I have a friend, Leni, (Leonora) is her name and her art is the cleaning, seasoning and carving of artistically shaped gourds that she presents in shows and does make some very good money. As a matter of fact, her wedding gift to Bonnie and me is a beautifully carved gourd that now sits as a centerpiece on our living-room table.
Your far western friend; Mark
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/25/2012
Gordy the Gourd thought all was lost,
But he kept all of his bumps crossed.
A young lad picked him from the rest,
Gordy smiled knowing he was blessed.
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