Posted in Freedom Poem, National Poetry Day 2017

Freedom Poem for National Poetry Day by John H Rice

 

 

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!

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Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Author of Animal Magic, poems and scientific facts about wildlife. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events.

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