The corn maze…watch your step!

The sun hangs joyfully in the sky,
Clouds stay concealed alertly on stand-by.
Watch your step through the never-ending maze

Your safety may just be a delusional phase.

A dizzying task, to the left, to the right,
All you can ponder is fight or flight!
Moans around each turn trouble your heart.
Screams in the void cause a kickstart.

Beware of rustling as the wind grows harsher.
Something lurks in the stalks as you move farther.
Deeper and deeper you sink into ugly dread,
Fearing you’ll stumble upon unsightly bloodshed.

Your world has transformed into endless corn!
You have failed and fallen, feeling forlorn.
But lo and behold, a ladybug on a leaf
Bringing to your heart a flood of relief.

Her essence portrays hope that was buried.
Fright has dissolved, you no longer feel harried.
Those unsettling sounds don’t cause any chills
Compelling you to hightail it for the hills!

Should you muster up courage to return next year,
To this spooky season that brings about ghouls?
Or should you leave the shivers and fear
For the thrill-seekers and the reckless fools?

BOO!!!!! πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

P.S. Look closely at that second image you see something lurking?

And if you’re so inclined, you can listen to me recite this fun poem below:

Last weekend we went to this fun corn maze, and then walked
around the pumpkin patch, picking up some pumpkins, and
admiring the beautiful horses, an adorable heifer,

cute little goats, and a friendly donkey.
Lots of fun things to do for the little ones, too.

Happy early Halloween and be safe out there…
you just never know what skulks around the bend.


Β© Lauren Scott, – All rights reserved.

58 thoughts on “The corn maze…watch your step!

  1. Corn mazes are staples in spooky movies, Lauren. I’m glad yours was playful and fun in the end. Great photos of a day at the farm. It’s a great time of year. And it was so fun to listen to your beautiful voice!

    1. They sure are, aren’t they, Diana? But I don’t do super scary. I just do fun scary if that’s even a thing. πŸ˜€ I’m glad you enjoyed this poem and the photos, and thanks for what you wrote about my voice. I’m not really crazy about how I sound. But it’s something fun and different to add to a post. So why not? Thanks again, Diana! β€οΈπŸŽƒ

    1. I’m happy to evoke good memories, Ian. I’m sure it was hard work, but I’d love to try farm life if only for a short time. And thank you for your wonderful words. I’m grateful that after all these years, you still find my posts interesting. πŸ™‚

      1. The only way to make a living out of farming in today’s world is to do it as a large scale industry. Small farms are a financial risk unless you just want to have a hobby farm for recreation. My dad almost went bust on the first farm as we were city folk. But he began to trade farms by cropping, fencing stocking then selling and got himself out of financial woes that way restoring his fortune.

    1. Aww, thanks for your wonderful words, Marina. It was a great day and fun to write this silly poem. Reciting it was something different out of my comfort zone. πŸ™‚ Happy almost Friday, dear friend! πŸŽƒπŸ§‘πŸπŸ‚πŸ‘»πŸŒ½

  2. Hi Lauren, this is a great Halloween poem. It made me think of Children of the Corn by Stephen King. That was a scary book. Is that a person standing in the corn. It looks like a blue leg and a hand higher up.

    1. Thanks so much, Robbie! Ironically, I thought of that movie and book when we were walking through the maze. But I never saw it or read the book. I’ve become a big chicken, even though Stephen King is brilliant. The only book of his that I’ve read is The Dead Zone which is a sci-fi thriller but really good. And yes, that is my husband standing in the midst of the stalks, his leg in blue jeans and you can even see his sun hat if you look closely. πŸ™‚ It was a fun poem to write after our day in the maze.

      1. I have read Dead Zone. In retrospect, I always think King somehow predicted Donald Trump when he wrote that book. It is not my favourite but it is one I think about a lot. I didn’t spot the hat, I’ll have to look again.

  3. FUUUUN with good puns and some scary “stalking” going on there. Love your poem and the maze. Which town is it in – I assume in Marin? And good for you, reciting it and sharing that. I wonder if I’ll be brave enough to do that someday. FIVE CHEERS!!!

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Pam! It was the Petaluma pumpkin patch, our annual tradition. We also go to the Nicasio patch but it’s smaller without a maze. And reciting a poem is something I’ve only done a few times, but I’d like to do more often. I’m sure you will someday, too! Thanks again! πŸŽƒπŸ₯°πŸ‘»

    1. Happy Halloween, Kamal, and I’m glad you liked this spooky and fun post. I don’t do too scary, so fun scary was plausible. πŸ™‚ And thank you about the pic of my hubby and me. Wishing you a happy weekend! πŸ§‘πŸŽƒπŸ

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  5. What a fun trip that was. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. My husband once told me a story about him getting lost in a cornfield when he was a young boy (he grew up on a farm). The clever little boy decided after quite some time to stop running every which way, pick a direction and keep walking straight and he’d end up out of it somewhere. πŸ™‚ xx

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