The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

A Poem by Terrence Chang
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Howdy! Mr. Scarecrow

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“Howdy! Mr. Scarecrow how is your day today?

How many birds did you scare?

Or did someone scared you back?

Is your back and leg aching?

What are you wondering?

Is your job at risk?

Are you wondering why I am not scared?

You always have a grin on your face

But never tell a word.

Let stand on your shoulder

And see the way you see the field.

Ahh!!! The scene looks soo beautiful”

 “Mr Scarecrow can I have a corn?

It looks beautiful and appetizing

I always get hungry after flying

If you don’t say a word I will take as a ‘Yes’”

The Scarecrow maintains his silence

“Thank you soo very much you are the best

Nom peck nom peck nom peck nom nom

Burp!!! That was good and thank you once again”

“Since I am full let me fly back to my family

I thank you once again for your generosity”

The crow spread her wings and was ready to fly

But her claws got stuck in the scarecrow’s straw hat

That was glued to the pot head

“Hey!!! Mr Scarecrow please let me go

I need to hurry back as my father is worried”

The farmer sees the crow who was sitting on the hat

He picks his rifle and shot the crow

The crow fell on the spot

“Ah I see now Mr Scarecrow

You did your job well

My inquisitiveness brought me to my grave”

The crow dies

But the Scarecrow remains silent

As he stands still holding that position.


© 2016 Terrence Chang



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Terrence Chang
Hope you enjoy your read and all criticisms are welcomed

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Like all things with wild creatures, they learn what to fear and what to ignore. The scarecrow does not move or make a sound, therefore it is not a threat......But as we humans learn, the enemy is not always obvious, the traps are there for the unwary.
Your poem is a clever metaphor for the perils of greed and over confidence.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much Norman for your kind and generous review
"But the Scarecrow remains silent
As he stands still holding that position." -

Very effective lines, Terrence.

The poem brings a new perspective about the stance of the 'guardians of the corn field'...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much vendorofvignettes for your generous review. I am happy that you liked it
This was interesting and very creative.
Thanks for sharing :)!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much Zaisha. I am glad that you like it
Great storytelling Terrence. It's like a circle of life, your words and dialogues brings your
Readers to the scene, well done, very cool, Thanks EG

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thnak you soo much Ten fir your kind review.
Loved it!
Well done!!
Keep on writing!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much Emily for your kind review
interesting perspective from the crow's vantage point...

this is a fun story, even if a bit dark....i like it...needs a couple grammatical edits...but love the story.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much Mr Jacob for your kind review towards me. Sir can you please tell me the errors s.. read more
creative write,kinda sad,poor old crow !!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much for your review Wordman
This was very creative and pleasure to read. Conversational and entertaining. Excellent, sir....:)))))

Posted 1 Year Ago


Terrence Chang

1 Year Ago

Thank you soo much Mr Sami for your kind review towards me
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome muchly....:))))))

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Added on February 12, 2016
Last Updated on February 12, 2016
Tags: bird, crow, scarecrow, death, inquisitiveness, inquisitive

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Terrence Chang
Terrence Chang

Mumbai, Maharashtra , India



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My aim is to be a novel writer and a screen writer. And I try to hone my skills through writing poetry. Everything I did as a writer is all self thought. And I feel that it is time for me to step up t.. more..

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