Just Sticks and Paper
© By Grady L. Duncan 
3/29/01
With a good stiff breeze blowing,
it's surprising what can be done,
with just a few sticks and paper,
to create so much exciting fun.
With a hundred yards of string,
fastened to a very good kite,
the wind with all of its forces,
can lift it to lofty heights.
Not too often can you find,
something to keep a child occupied,
but, two or three sticks and paper,
can hold them like they are tied.
I learned very young, it was simple,
to make a high flying kite.
When the weather permitted,
we flew them from morning to night.
Wide open spaces were essential,
lest the kite would get caught.
Then we'd lose half of our string,
the only thing that we had bought.
Sometimes, we'd fashion a parachute,
with a handkerchief, weights and twine,
a loop of wire for the trolley,
we'd launch it all up the line.
As it approached its destination,
we'd detach it with a gentle flick.
We'd run, as it slowly descended.
To catch it was quite a trick.
Today's kites may be fancy,
since they come from the store.
Their performance is in question,
but ours could really soar.
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