What do you do when you’re made and not born?

What do you think when you’re feeling forlorn?

      When they tell you to stand in a field every day

      And frighten your friends, the birds, all away?

 

They stuffed me with straw; I’ve a hat on my head,

But I’d like to be playing with children instead.

     They gave me some eyes and a smile on my face,

      But I’d much rather be in some faraway place.

 

A field full of corn can be lonely all day.

Do you think I feel happy propped up in this way?

      I’m not really frightening - well crows say I’m not -

      And the sun’s shining down.  I’m so tired and so hot.

 

I’m here too at night when you’re tucked up in bed.

You’ve a warm cosy home and I’m sure you’re well fed.

     My company here are the owls and the bats

      And they’re much too busy to stop for a chat.

 

When your curtains are drawn and your light is turned out,

The rain’s pouring down and there’s no-one about -

      Remember this scarecrow and think of my plight

      As I wish all you children a very good night!

 

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I hope you liked this poem.  It was among many that were chosen by teachers and children in many schools and was published in 2010.  Josie

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