Earth, teach me to fly like the birds
And to love like them because they sing to everyone
Earth, teach me to grow like the trees and grow up to make paper
And to be tall like them so I can play basketball
Earth, help me camouflage and hide like all the clever animals
Earth, help me to be strong like the bear
And teach me to turn different colors like the leaves of fall
Earth, I just want to be silly like the squirrels that have no worries
As they run around and run around looking for acorns.
By Amos, 3rd grade
[photo by NASA from Apollo mission]
This poem is featured as part of the 2009 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.