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PRAYER FOR A BOY WITH A KITE, by            
First Line: If he could only stay a little boy
Last Line: Among the missing is a dreadful thing.
Subject(s): Stars


If he could only stay a little boy
To whom the sky is but a place for kites
And winging birds not men, destruction-bound.
Dear God, please keep him safely on the ground.

What is he thinking when he looks away
Into the blue? I want his dreams to reach
Vast heights, but not his body, God. So far
He has seen nothing falling but a star.

He knows his precious kite can only soar
The cord-length of the spool within his hands.
But war departments cannot hold a string.
Among the Missing is a dreadful thing.





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