Posted 01.02.12 in Writing
Beanis is real. He’s alive.
He talks to me all the time.
I wouldn’t say he’s alive because he already is,
If you know what I mean.
He isn’t a cat, a fish, a girl or a boy.
He is just Beanis, with a “he”,
Not “it”, like momma likes to call him.
He’s not “an old toy”, no he isn’t.
He’s my friend, probably my brother.
He is three years younger than me,
Last year it was two years.
Momma said I have to marry when I grow up.
I’ll marry Beanis, I think,
Because I love Beanis and
Momma said there must be love before
But momma also said Beanis
Can’t stay with me forever.
Why can’t he? I love him and
I want him to stay my friend forever.
“When you grow up, there’ll be friends you’ll cherish,
And love you’ll cherish. Not Beanis.”
Why not Beanis? He can be my only friend,
And live with me in my lego castle.
One day I’ll collect enough legos to
Build us a castle,
And everyone else will be so envious
They’ll fall off their seats hahaha.
See? Beanis is laughing too.
His smile is as wide as a cherry.
Beanis, oh Beanis Beanis Beanis.
Don’t worry, dear, sweet Beanis,
I won’t let momma throw you out or
Dump you into that evil washing machine.
We’ll stay forever together.
We’ll stick to each other like gummy candies.
Helen Zhou wrote Beanis in response to Jack Underwood’s Why Should Anyone Care Challenge, in which Jack encourages us to think about how we can involve our readers.
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