KS2 - POETRY TO READ ALOUD
Main Poetry Index
The Clock Hands Move Forward
The Clock of Life
The Death Sentence
This day I’ll never see again;
The time will disappear.
The choices I must make today
Will very soon appear.
I’ll watch the sun come in the sky:
The hours will stretch ahead
And I must not waste this blessed day
But treasure it instead.
I’ll choose between the good and bad –
Please help me in my choice.
Let others whom I’ll meet today
Hear kindness in my voice.
The face I’ll show the world today,
Let it be kind and true
And let that which others hear me say
Be pleasing, God, to you.
This day will never come again.
The hours will swiftly fly
And, like an arrow through the air
My life will soon flash by.
Dear God, be with me all the way,
In sadness and in fun.
And when I spend time you have given,
I’ll let your will be done.
Copyright on all my poems
Sometimes things get you down and especially the cruel things which are said and done by people who should love you. I find that whenever this happens, it pays you to sit down for a moment, shut your eyes, and count up to 10 the things in your life which make you happy. Even if you look through your window and see the sunshine or the flowers - or go out and meet someone and smile. Then weigh this up against the bad things and let them drift from your mind. I'll bet if you watch the news you'll see someone in whose shoes you would not wish to be in rather than your own. Then say a prayer such as above and put a smile on your face. Say something cheerful to a friend. Go on, ring them up or tell me that my poem has helped you. I'd love that. Josie
Be That Change
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