Loving Hands

How does the toy plane fly?

How does the stuffed bird sing?

How does the doll princess

try on fancy things?

How does the beanie cat purr?

How does the teddy bear share?

How does the marionette unicorn

fly through the air?

The answer is the loving hands of a child

moving them about.

And when unicorn's strings get tangled,

loving hands straighten them out.

Madeleine Duncan is a fourth grader at Kathryn D. Markley Elementary in Malvern.