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.