FLY ARIEL FLY By Robert Hewett Sr.
Ariel's poem I presented to her at her school
Ariel, a fifth grader, lived across the street from me sometimes with her grandparents. She convinced her school to ask me to visit her class. I did and I had the greatest time ever sharing poetry and stories with this class for a full class period. At the end I presented this framed poem to Ariel and got a big hug right there in the classroom. Ariel, I hope you are achieving your goals in life, enjoying your summer and that you will have a great Sophomore year. Your poet friend Robert
FLY ARIEL FLY
Fly Ariel, fly away with your dreams
to wondrous places and a
life that fulfills those dreams.
Fly Ariel with imagination
and hard work to live a life
filled with love for family
and friends and others
less fortunate than you.
Fly Ariel through books and
media to lean about things
never dreamed about.
Imagine Ariel what life
will be like when you are
seventy-five like me.
The changes from today
cannot be understood at this time.
Fly Ariel, but always with a kind heart
and a desire to make the world a better place.
Whatever you do and wherever you go,
Do your best and all will be well.
So, fly Ariel, fly away in thoughts
to your heart’s desire, but know
that reality will judge how well you fly.
Robert Hewett Sr.
May 28, 2008