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The Moving Statue – A poem by my daughter, aged 10

My daughter wrote this tonight as part of a homework assignment. I’m fairly impressed. She has a definite leaning towards horror in all of her writing. Warped little thing that she is 🙂

The moving statue

I am the moving statue,

Lifeless in the night when the great pearl of the sky comes to look over us, 

And the sparks of the suns twinkle in the distance,

But by day; a living horror,

Everybody who sees me fears me,

Everybody who doesn’t, will

This I swear.

They have a life,

I used to,

But they killed me,

Burnt me at the stake ‘till i was crisp and black,


I will have revenge on anyone who sees me,


My eyes will flash red,

Ruby red,

I will wave goodbye,

And the words on my stone table will be the last thing they see

“Those who look upon me,

Shalle have done what I had done to me…”

I am the moving statue…

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


6 thoughts on “The Moving Statue – A poem by my daughter, aged 10

  1. Wow, following in her father’s footsteps maybe?


    Posted by shavenwookiee | June 8, 2014, 8:19 pm
  2. I had to follow ur blog after reading ur daughter’s poem. I’d love to illustrate something like that. 😀


    Posted by Aidana WillowRaven | June 9, 2014, 5:01 pm

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