Jack and the Beanstalk-A New Twist on an Old Tale
Jack climbed up the stalk to fetch his old carved head
What he found when he got to the top
Was a frightening sight instead
His head had been replaced you see
With a turnip carved in a smile full of glee
“This won’t do,” Jack cried with a shout,
“My head should be larger,
How will I walk about?”
Nevertheless, Jack grabbed the turnip,
And made his descent. Climbing down and down he went.
Walking about, and thinking aloud,
Stumbling aimlessly through the large crowd.
Seeing him, the village noticed his grin
His head was much smaller, yet happy, so then
They clambered round Jack, clapping his back
Jack wondered, “Why am I suddenly under attack?”
The people were smiling, happy to see him
Not running blindly in terrible fear of him.
“Maybe a grinning, shrunken head is okay”
“I’ll surely make many more friends in this way.”
So now Jack no longer hides in the stalk,
He is free to visit, and walk.
He and his mother now welcome in town
Since Jack no longer wears a frown.
He’s not scary or sad any longer
And as time went by, the town folk felt moved to make
A larger head for Jack, which he was happy to take.
This one was smaller than a pumpkin
Smooth to the touch, carved with a smile
He loved it so much! Now he hands kids candy, not beans
And everyone enjoys many Halloweens!
Jack was a lucky fellow indeed
No longer sporting a pumpkin head
He sports a honeydew melon instead.
With laughing eyes, and a wide toothed grin
He’s happy to be among people again.