The beetle of silver
There once was a beetle with a head of silver
The silver he obtained from a strange elixir
Where might have he found this confusing potion?
From a witch’s hut placed by the ocean
The concoction he drank was sickly sweet
If it didn’t have effects, it could even be a treat
His head grew extremely heavy
His tiny legs wobbled like jelly
If the beetle tried to fly,
he would be sure to fall and die.
The witch found him and was fascinated
She thought she simply must encase it
Now the beetle is stuck in resin
unable to escape his transparent prison.
Rylan McC , Year 8
This piece was inspired by the discovery of some bugs in resin in a box in the school staffroom during a Write On workshop. Inspiration can be found anywhere!
(c) Write On and Ryan, 2022