National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry and this year’s theme is Choice.
There is a selection of poems here https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/celebrate-national-poetry-day/ to get you inspired and engaged, plus an online events listing.
One of the many poems featured is ‘Instead’ by Brian Moses
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.