SkADaMo ~ Day 25

It’s almost over. Can you believe it? Wow, this month flew by. I may not keep doing daily doodles but I will continue to share art and crochet and knit stuff here. I do kind of like the drawing per day thing.

Any way, here is another poem inspired drawing/sketch.

A drawing inspired by Shel Silverstein's poem.

A drawing inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poem.

The One Who Stayed
You should have heard the old men cry,
You should have heard the biddies
When that sad stranger raised his flute
And piped away the kiddies.
Katy, Tommy, Meg and Bob
Followed, skipping gaily,
Red-haired Ruth, my brother Rob,
And little crippled Bailey,
John and Nils and Cousin Claire,
Dancin’, spinnin’, turnin’
‘Cross the hills to God knows where-
They never came returnin’.
‘Cross the hills to God knows where
The piper pranced, a leadin’
Each child in Hamlin Town but me,
And I stayed home unheedin’.
My papa says that I was blest
For if that music found me,
I’d be witch-cast like all the rest.
This town grows old around me.
I cannot say I did not hear
That sound so haunting hollow-
I heard, I heard, I heard it clear…
I was afraid to follow.

~Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

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