JUST ONE

One more mountain, just the one, 
one more trip away with Mum,
one more apple rhubarb pie,
one more amber-lilac sky. 
One more chocolate – plain and dark,
a peacock and a national park, 
Arctic iceberg, Shetland sheep
and one more really good night's sleep. 
One more day of blazing heat,
one more friend I’d like to meet,
one more bike ride, one more hike, I'd
talk to every bird and bee,
I'd soak them up, I'd set them free
with paint, with words, perhaps a song.
Life is short and life is long,
so quickly please, before it’s gone,
	just one more poem.


Published in A Poem for Every Night of the Year, 
edited by Allie Esiri, Macmillan Children's Books.
Peacock