Poems to share

Instead

Instead of an X-box
please show me a pathway that stretches to the stars.

Instead of a mobile phone
please teach me the language I need to help me speak with angels.

Instead of a computer
please reveal to me the mathematics of meteors and motion.

Instead of the latest computer game
please come with me on a search for dragons in the wood behind our house.

Instead of an e-reader
please read to me from a book of ancient knowledge.

Instead of a digital camera
please help me remember faces and places, mystery and moonbeams.

Instead of a 3D TV
please take me to an empty world that I can people with my imagination.

Instead of electronic wizardry
please show me how to navigate the wisdom inside of me.

© Brian Moses

With kind permission of the poet

Brian Moses

Brian Moses lives in the small Sussex village of Burwash with his wife Anne and their loopy Labrador called Honey. He has been a professional children’s poet since 1988. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses (Macmillan) and I Thought I Heard a Tree Sneeze: Poems for Younger Children (Troika). He has compiled over 60 poetry anthologies and written picture books such as Dreamer – Saving Our Wild World (Otter-Barry Books) and Walking With My Iguana (Troika).

Over 1 million of Brian’s poetry books have been sold by Macmillan. Brian's most recent books are 'Dragons' Wood', illustrated by Ed Boxall (Troika) and 'The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems' (Macmillan).

Brian also runs writing workshops and performs his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has given over 3000 performances in schools, libraries, theatres and festivals throughout the UK and abroad. He is founder and co-director of a nationwide Able Writers’ programme administered by Authors Abroad.