Ivor Steven: Smashed Pumpkin Brains

Written By Ivor Steven


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What’s it like to be an orange Pumpkin-head

Only black sockets for eyes instead.

And a cut-out smile full of seeds.

Queer ears made of rings and beads.

Inside, your brain is scooped out for pigs feed

Leaving a dark void that doesn’t bleed.

On top you’re like a crinkled dome.

And your sore neck’s being speared home.

What’s it like to have a retina thread

As a throbbing nerve-end tread.

With your cell fibres smashed to a pulp

Knifing across your tender scalp.

Ebbing towards your aching neck

And crushing you like a busted shipwreck.

Then a wooden spike pierces your fragile brain

Where the horrid harpoon spreads your pain.





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Image Credit: Jack-o-Lantern carved by Ray Villafane

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18 Comments on Ivor Steven: Smashed Pumpkin Brains

  1. Thank you SMM, my pumpkin brain looks smashing !!

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  2. Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:
    My Smashed Pumpkin Brains, has just been published in the extraordinary, “Slasher Monster Magazine”, Thanks to all at SMM….

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Poor pumpkins !!!
    I need to carve one 😀

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  4. Ivor, what a wicked way with words you have. I can so relate to this pumpkin.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your poem, Ivor! Your creativity is sharp enough to slice and dice a gourd.

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  6. Ohh….the other side of the romantic Ivor…a revelation..

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  7. You’ve turned SMM Land upside down with your horrifically awesome pumpkin poem from Down Under! Always fun sharing your work, Ivor.


  8. Fit poem Ivor. Is that pumpkin real O_O

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