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


Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog *** Animal Magic, Poems on a Disappearing World *** Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls *** The Same Inside: Poems about Empathy and Friendship *** Apes to Zebras: An A-Z of Shape Poems *** I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. And write of course!

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