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The Kite Surfer

The Kitesurfer
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Skies dotted with flicks of colour

Strings tied down to souls beneath

My eyes watch the heavens come alive

Hoping to find what I seek


You are standing not too far from me

Weaving kite strings like it’s fate’s design

A child like air lighting up your eyes

As if all worry and fear resign


The kite sails high above our heads

In a sea amongst its own

Like the mast of a ship held high

The most beautiful sight I’ve ever known


Wishing that the sands of time would stop

So we can come here everyday

And just let kites fly loose

Getting lost in the fray


Kites are like the ships of the sky

You and I, their captains

Sailing through thick and thin

Beyond shadows of the mountains


Yet time goes by and the moments all passed

You have gone and never to come back

But your kite still lies in the corner of my garage

Hurting like an incendiary heart attack


It looks sad, desperate for flight

I can’t bear to let it be stilled

So I do the only thing I can think of

And take it on over to a field


But when the kite flies, I see a quiver

And it looks a touch miserable

Until the wind picked up

And snapped the string formidable


And I watch the kite fly far away

And I know it’s flying right to you

It’s coming home after having missed you so

If only it could take me too

Image courtesy of Line Deco


*In loving memory of my father