Amazing Kids! Magazine

Scarecrow

By Lyla Cheary, age 11, New York

 

I feel myself get feelings
In my toes

It’s odd as if I may be able to move them
But shouldn’t

I feel that same squirm right below my ankles
But this time it’s different as if these
Feet might have a purpose in life

I feel my ankles get stuffed right through
And I should move everything so I
Should not fall

Soon enough I feel a joint
Grow big that allows me to run or
Walk very fast

I feel so very
Unstuffed as if I have the
Power to live
But different from before

I feel a jolt of red straw blood as I
Get hay stuffed in place of my heart

As I reach my head I feel no new thing.
Only the familiar feeling of being
Stuffed

Soon after that I see something new
Which was quite a surprise
For I saw
Nothing before

Soon my vision grows big
I see everything around me except for behind
But oh so suddenly I feel a stick
Up my back and sit there for
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