Posted in Freedom Poem, National Poetry Day 2017

#NationalPoetryDay Freedom Poem by Alan Cadman

The Forest’s Call


Staring with jewelled eyes;

stretched on a sturdy branch.

Concealed in panther black,

feeling the forest’s call.


A child, licks on ice cream,

looks through the zoo’s steel bars;

wishing to stroke his fur

before moving along.


© Alan Cadman 2017


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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