The Kite String (day 24)

A kite string frays in the stormy sky

and blows along with the sand

In flight but forbidden to break free

clasped tight in the little girl’s hand


I dig my toes into the ground

take a deep breath and let go

Simple things drive me crazy

but humanity is all I know


My soul can see the wanting

I’m so tired of these lies

We tell ourselves over and over

we’re strong and smart and wise


But we’re still foolish rebels,

ruling our own universe’s page

We run with scissors, still expecting

after it all to be saved


The little girl laughs out loud

her kite string tugs and frays

I dig deeper into the cool sand

Breathe in all the hope she gave


All I can hope is that someday

she holds her heart that high,

she knows to let go when she’s

clutching someone too tight


All I can hope is that someday

she loves herself so much more

than the ache to find him again

and she won’t go back anymore


The kite string in the stormy sky

takes advice from the sand

Dreaming of adventure and explosion-

breaks free from the little girl’s hand

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 8/26/16

The kite string

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allets's picture

Say On!!!!!

"Humanity is all I know..." Purrrrrrrrr : ) 




lovelife123's picture

This is beautiful, a lovely

This is beautiful, a lovely poem! :)

"Everybody is a genuis. But if you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid"
Albert Einstein