The Art of Kite Flying
“It’s the string that makes it fly,” he said
As the kite tugged wildly at its thread.
“Without the string, it falls and dies –
Collapses from these bright blue skies,
Yet still it battles to break free
But it is just a kite, you see.”
And then he stopped and turned his head,
“So, what’s your string?” the old man said.
© John H Rice
John H Rice is a former primary school headteacher who writes educational materials for children – and poems!