Posted in Freedom Poem, National Poetry Day 2017

National Poetry Day Poem by Dom Conlon

NPD’s theme this year is ‘Freedom’.

Free From…

Free from the darkness which held me tight

Free from the nappy I’d wear at night

Free from the hand which took me to walk

Free from the rule to work without talk

Free from the joys of sleeping till ten

Free from the need to come home again

Free from the days of not needing cash

Free from the impulse to hurry or dash

Free from the parents standing by me

Free from the future once easy to see

Free from the lightness I felt in my heart

Free from the summers which now barely start

Free from the feeling of being a boy

Free from the freedom I used to enjoy


© Dom Conlon


Award-Wining Children's Poet, Author, Wildlife and Climate enthusiast, NPD Ambassador, blogger and owner of Lola the retired alert dog and Paddy the alert dog in training. Books include CLiPPA shortlisted Being Me, Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, Editor of Shaping the World, Author of Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars and Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals via Zoom and give lessons on writing poetry for children. @Lizpoet

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