Air Force

Air Force

Do not think only of planes in combat,

of military pride and might.

Think of that gentle force of air,

that breath of boyhood magic

that turns candles into wishes

and balloons into birthdays,

that unseen breeze that spins

pinwheels and pushes sailboats,

that teaches toy horns to toot,

that fills each inner tube

and rubber raft with laughter,

that holds up every kite

like a child’s heart

and lets it soar higher

than an endless summer sky.

from A FURY OF MOTION (Highlights/Boyds Mills)

©Charles Ghigna

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