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The All Powerful Imagination

And The Faith Of A Child

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 28 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024

Ben spent the whole day digging in the dirt,

and found what he thought was a stone.

He yelled to his brother, "hey, look at this Kurt!”

I think I've found some kind of bone.”


"Oh cool," Kurt squealed, "please, please, let me see,"

he grabbed it from Ben, without asking.

"Hmmm,” he said loudly, “it looks kind of fossil-illy,"

when Ben grabbed it back, it was cracking.


Ben wrapped it in his sleeve,

and they both ran for home.

Like a make-believe story,

the whole room filled with smoke.


From out of the haze,

stood before him, a giant.

Nose to nose with this beast,

Ben motioned for Kurt to be quiet.


His scales glistened and shimmered,

like a big disco ball.

They stood together and quivered,

never moving at all.


The beast spoke to the boys,

without saying a word.

Never using a voice,

they understood what they heard.


Then out of nowhere, Ben started to cry,

he said he was sorry that they all had to die.

The beast folded his wings gently over their shoulders,

and said , "you don't know it now, but will learn when you are older.”


“There are things in this life that just sometimes happen,

like what happened to us, unicorns and the dragons.

But you can bring us all back, using your imaginations,

be gentle and kind, practice acceptance and compassion.


These are the things we can't let go extinct,

they are the things life is made of, if you know what I mean.

Whenever you doubt or feel afraid of the future,

remember, you’ve got what it takes to cradle and nurture.”


Then as quickly as it came,

the vision was over.

Kurt looked at Ben,

and threw his arms around his shoulders.


“You have to help me imagine,

we can keep their memories alive”

Kurt smiled at Ben

And said, “I’m already tryin!"

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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Comments (28)

  • Angie the Archivist 📚🪶19 days ago

    Very cute… the power & blessing of imaginations✅.

  • ROCK 21 days ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved win this week! 👏👏👏

  • Roy25 days ago

    Excellent 👍

  • Margaret Brennan26 days ago

    congratulations on TS. Love this and even at my age, makes me wish I had a dragon. Great imagery.

  • JBaz26 days ago

    Congratulations, I will echo a few of the other, add illustrations and you have a great children’s story

  • I agree this should be a children's book! Excellent work 👏

  • Caroline Jane26 days ago

    This would make a great children's story book. I can al.oat see the pages turning and the pictures that compliment the words. Really joyful!

  • Anna 26 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story! <3

  • Hey, back to say congrats.

  • Without imagination we are lost. 💫

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • This is a good imagination story .

  • Gloria Penelope27 days ago

    Nice poem, it reflects the power of imagination, congratulations on top story Kelli.

  • Christy Munson27 days ago

    Not at all surprised this poem earned a Top Story! Lovely and imaginative writing here. Congratulations!

  • Cathy holmes27 days ago

    Yay! Congrats on the TS.

  • Shirley Belk27 days ago

    Beautiful and so glad this got a Top Story!

  • Lamar Wiggins27 days ago

    Great work, Kelli. This was a delight to read! 💖

  • Mark Graham27 days ago

    The power of a child's imagination you have reached in this poem.

  • Babs Iverson28 days ago

    Loving you children's motivational poem!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Hannah Moore28 days ago

    Awe, so uplifting!

  • Aw this was really sweet! What a great poem!

  • Heather Hubler28 days ago

    Wow, this was really quite touching and just wonderful :)

  • Cathy holmes28 days ago

    This is so lovely. Well done, my friend.

  • Lovely tribute to imagination in beautiful words with an amazing image

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