A poem for National Poetry Day, written by year 5&6 pupils at Westminster School, Ellesmere Port.

Be Free

I don’t want to be stuck indoors because of the weather

I don’t want to be grounded and not allowed out

I don’t want to be bossed around

or bothered by people who try to hurt my feelings

I don’t want to feel left out or have no friends

I don’t want to be bored in one room

I don’t want to have no money to spend

and not be able to have treats.

 

Let me be free, so I can play

in the park on the swings and slide

go on bike rides and to the trampoline park

get away from parents but still feel safe

go surfing in Conwy or swimming in a pool

or even the sea. Go on days out to the beach.

Go on holiday to Turkey or Spain or Scotland

where the skies are big and there is peace.

Let me be free to dance, whether its street dance

or Morris dancing, ballet, disco or tango.

Let me be free to draw and paint and collage.

Let me go to gymnastics and do tumbling

or play on my x-box, computer and phone.

Let me be free to text my friends and have a laugh.

Let me listen to my choice of music,

pop, rock and roll or jazz.

Let me lose myself in books full of magic and adventure

Let me write poems and take photographs

or play Monopoly with my family or watch football together.

I love to be free.

Collated by Angela Topping, school visit 2017. The National Poetry Day theme for this year is FREEDOM.

 

Kids at play

 

 

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