The Lonely Scarecrow

by Linda Middleton

I’m a lonely scarecrow
In a field full of flowers.
My heart’s lost its smile
And my confidence its power.
Stuck in a deep tractor rut,
Beneath a low grey cloud,
Surrounded by bright blooms,
But lonely in a crowd.
The wind’s stealing my straw;
I’m shrinking with a shiver.
And the remedy is warmth
From a sunny happiness-giver.
Then I’ll be a happy scarecrow
And my heart will fly so light.
I’ll thank you for your kindness
And twirl merrily like a kite.


Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. She is delighted to have had two poems published in the children’s magazine, The Caterpillar. Linda supports children with their learning and teaches RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time, she enjoys wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.


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Artwork: Public Domain image, modified by Veronica McDonald.

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