Friday, October 12, 2012

Scarecrow


I am just a scarecrow dancing in the dark,
No one wants to play with me,
When I’m at the park,
It seems I am not like them,
I have a funny face,
I walk a different way,
I think at slower pace,
My stuffing’s always falling
Out upon the ground
And though my face is smiling
Inside I wear a frown,
Not because I’m angry,
But because I’m sad,
I only want to be included
In the group so bad,
So off in darkness is where I dance
Upon my secret stage
Where no one can deride me
For the games I play,
No sees the dance I do,
No one hears my song,
Still, I keep on singing,
In hopes that I’ll belong.

~Kathie Adams Brown (October 12, 2012)


18 comments:

  1. Your poor little scarecrow. Makes me sad. I hope he is soon befriended by some nice people. Great poem. I have often wondered if the scarecrows in the neighborhood got together at night to dance.

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  2. Lisa, thank you! Obviously this poem is applicable at many different levels!

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    1. Sandra, thanks! I am glad you can see it that way!

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  4. Nice, Kathie ~~ It led my thoughts to those snow men and women in similar straights. Then to other outcasts of society who still have a little world that can bring some diversion and comforts.
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  5. Wonderful take on this prompt! I was so glad to see you at OSI Katie, had lost touch. I'm joining in this weekend, hope to see you again too. :<)

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    1. mypoeticpath, thank you! It has been along time. I have been in transition for a couple of months with a move from Massachusetts back to Tucson. I hope to check in more often now that we are getting settled.

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  6. How sad! The emotion is so excellently expressed. Great writing Kathie!
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    1. Laura Maria, Thank you! It's nice to see you here as well!

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  7. I sure can relate to this scarecrow!

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  8. Sad but I can relate. Your not the only scarecrow out there Kathie.I enjoyed that poem.

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    1. Larry, well I am so glad I have found a few others! Perhaps we can have a scarecrow party! I am also thinking of a little handicapped girl I know. It's not easy.

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  9. Wow, I am rooting for the scarecrow.

    Regards
    Guy

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