For No One

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
May/June 2010

By Mara Schiffhauer

I watch her
From the garden
A baby girl
Wobbling around, like a buoy
On a choppy ocean,
Batting playfully
At her rainbow of toys,
Her blue eyes,
Darting around the room.
Her mother softly coos,
“So big,”
With a pearly smile
Drifting gently up her face.
The baby shoots
Her tiny fingers
Towards the heavens.
The mother,
Clapping and cheering,
Tells everyone.

But when I
Was a sprout,
Nestled warm
In my cocoon of soil,
Like the jelly encased
In a fluffy doughnut,
Soaking up the nutrients,
Readying for my awakening,
The thunder boomed to me,
“So big!”
With its blinding smile
Shooting straight to the ground.
I sprawled out
My verdant fingers
And rocketed to the sky,
My tiny heart full
Of pure pride;
All the creatures in the forest
Saw me,
But they told
No one.

For No One Mara Schiffhauer

Mara Schiffhauer, 12
Tabernacle, New Jersey

About the Author

Related Posts

I vividly remember my mom, dad and stepdad around Tyler’s bed, each massaging a different foot and...

Stone Soup is working with MacKenzie Press, publisher of The Secret Series of children’s books, on...

Lukas Cooke, our young blogger interested in nature and the environment, recently had the...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: