Cynthia is a Friesian cow
Who shares a field with Harriet the sow
The blackbirds sing their song in “tweet”
While the farmer comes to milk her teats
Cynthia rolls her eyes to the sky
“There must be more to life”, she sighs
Along comes Jack the farmers son
She smiles as she knows Jack means fun
Jack dances around and sings a song
Knocks over the bucket and knows he’s done wrong
His father shouts and off Jack runs
Back to the farmhouse for some tea and buns
Cynthia sees something fall from his pocket
“What is it”, she wonders…It’s a picture of a rocket!
The rocket is big and shiny and red
She can’t get the image out of her head
And as the day turns to night
The moon and stars are shining bright
She drifts to sleep and dreams a dream
She’s in the rocket, how real it seems
Up in the stars flying through the milky way
Earth now seems so far away
Travelling near the speed of light
She whizzes around all through the night
Harriet wakes her, “Its nearly noon!”
Cynthia smiles knowing…she was the cow that flew over the moon.
© The Bendy Witch
I found this poem in one of my old note pads! Mum and my daughters Alia and Aimee had gone to stay at Mum’s pad in Spain for my 40th birthday. I was feeling the urge to write but had not written for so long I didn’t know where to start so I asked for a challenge.
Alia wanted a poem about a cow and a rocket, so I somehow obliged! My eyes initially rolled at the challengethinking she could’ve broken me in gently with something easy, but when I stopped thinking about it and where to even start, in that quiet space it just came, pretty much complete!
I ended up reading it out to all the kids around the pool and would love to see it one day as an illustrated kids book 🙂