Animals controlling farms,
Lions going to the barber;
The artist within me can make me laugh,
And take me to places even farther.
Mice dancing with cheese,
A dog and cat playing harp;
A fish that lives on land,
I call it magic carp.
The bunnies that live on the moon.
Twenty planets instead of eight;
The mermaids in the pirate lagoon,
The best friends chalk and slate.
An evil snow-white.
The fight between glue and tape;
A candy full dynamite,
The one piece of chocolate.
Come one, come all,
Open the locked gate;
Start with once upon a time, end with lived happily ever after,
It’s never too late.
Sail on your ship,
Through the storms and obstacles;
Use the artist within you.
With your imagination, create miracles.
// This poem has been penned by 12-year-old Zain Haseeb for “The Artist Within Me” contest for which she received a Jury Special Mention. //