2019 Poems

“Murder” he cried

“Scarecrow, Scarecrow
if you dare
chase me, chase me
through the ears.”

“Murder, murder
Go away
off with you, off with you
Ravens rave!”

“Scarecrow, Scarecrow
Stuck in dirt
Nothing, nothing
in your shirt.”

“Murder, Murder
watch it now
Farmer, Farmer
will shoot you down!”

“Scarecrow, Scarecrow
Is this true?
Kernel, Kernel
What’s just a few?”

“Murder, Murder
Away, away!
Shoo now, shoo now
please, please obey.”

“Scarecrow, Scarecrow
Just stay cool!
A treat, a treat,
Thanks for the gruel.”

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

Leave a Reply