Reflective/Discussion Poems

By Josie Whitehead


By Josie Whitehead

Let Us Out - We're Children

Open the door and please let us out

To run, to play, to jump and to shout.

     Turn off our computers and TVs as well

     And do let us wish our bedrooms farewell!


Let us run in the fields and climb up the trees;

Play in the streams, fly kites in the breeze.

      Let’s climb up the hillsides and clamber on rocks –

      Yes, we’ll return dirty with holes in our socks.


Let’s be explorers and then off we will roam

To that magical world that’s far from our home.

     Let’s sleep in our tents and let’s build a warm fire.

     Just some fun in the open is all we desire.




'The streets are so busy; it’s not safe any more.'

  We’re told not to wander too far from our door.

       'Be careful of strangers!  Now don’t stray away!'

        Oh!  The world that we long for seems so far away.

Copyright on all my poems

This poem was one of almost 400 poems chosen by teachers and children in schools right across West Yorkshire for publication in 2010.  You will find it in my book: 'Reflections'.  Sorry, books are out of publication at the moment.  Josie