Day 8~~THE SCARECROW
A scarecrow made to protect the crops,
A figure with arms out-stretched
Standing motionless in a field
Existing to horrify, generate fear,
In marauding crows and pigeons.
A tatty hat on a pumpkin head
With a broomstick for a spine.
Dressed in rags, blowing in the wind,
Capable of producing magic.
Animated in the mind of a child
A friend of the imagination.
Storybook scarecrows come to life,
Running, jumping, chasing birds,
A friendly Worzel Gummidge.
By John Yeo~~8th November 2013