Yesterday, when I was teaching my son, I found this motivational poem in his book How the Little Kite Learned to Fly by Katherine Pyle. This poem is worth sharing.
“I never can do it,” the little kite said,
As he looked at the others high over his head;
“I know I should fall if I tried to fly.”
“Try,” said the big kite; “only try!
Or I fear you never will learn at all.”
But the little kite said : “I’m afraid I’ll fall.”
The big kite nodded : “Ah, well, good-bye;
“I am off.” And he rose toward the tranquil sky.
Then the little kite’s paper stirred at the sight.
And trembling he shook himself free for flight.
First whirling and frightened, then braver grown,
Up, up, he rose through the air alone,
Till the big kite looking down could see
The little one rising steadily.
Then how the little kite thrilled with pride,
As he sailed with the big kite side by side.
While far below he could see the ground,
And the boys like small spots moving round.
They rested high in the quiet air,
And only the birds and clouds were there.
“Oh, how happy I am,’.’ the little kite cried;
“And all because I was brave and tried.”Katherine Pyle
So, what we learn from this little kite? We learned that everything looks impossible to be done, when we do it for the first time. Whatever be the circumstances, we should never stop trying. We might fail several times but one day we will achieve our goal.
Try, try, until you succeed should be the notion. Trying should never be stopped. A person who tries despite failing, is the one who soars high in his life.
Like this little kite, that first thought, it cannot fly but being motivated by the big kite and having the courage to try, it tries to fly and it flies up in the sky, leaving behind its fear to fall. At last the little kite is happy as it was able to combat its fear and flies happily in the sky.
Have you read this poem before? What do you think about this poem? Please share your comments below. I would be happy to hear your views. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this post.