Sunday, June 14, 2015

Fly Ariel Fly--By Robert Hewett Sr.--United States

Fly Ariel Fly

Fly Ariel, fly away with your dreams
to wondrous places and a
life that fulfills those dreams.
Fly Ariel with imagination
and hard work to live a life
filled with love for family
and friends and others
less fortunate than you.
Fly Ariel through books and
media to lean about things
never dreamed about.
Imagine Ariel what life
will be like when you are
seventy-five like me.
Fly Ariel, but always with a kind heart
the world better with your example.
Do your best and all will be well.
So, fly Ariel, fly away in thoughts
to your heart’s desire, but know
that reality will judge how well you fly.

Author’s note: Ariel invited me to her 5th grade class. I wrote this poem for her; put it in a framed format and presented it to her in class.

Robert Hewett Sr. was born in 1933 on a Texas cotton farm. He moved to Oklahoma City at Age 14 and entered the U. S Army from there in 1953. Robert has been writing poetry and short stories for his family and himself since his teen years, but is just now publishing his collection of works. His hobbies include writing poetry and stories; clock and watch collections; gardening and growing flowers and shrubs from cuttings. Most of his poetry tells a story, a gift from his father who was a master story teller. He has received numerous awards for his work in his professional life and for his writing. You can find some of his writings at ""


  1. You have enlightened a whole class with this brilliant dedication to a young mind. I surely enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening. Great work.

    1. Wow, Rusty, thank you for this really great comment. Ariel was very proud of her poem. I got a big hug right there in the classroom. Bob

  2. Hi Robert. I enjoyed this touching and enduring poem. You are such a talented poet. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thanks Rev MJ, I really treasure your reviews and comments. Bob

  3. Dear Robert,

    I remember reading this lovely poem for Ariel on Sheri's site. A touching write full of wisdom and a joy to read again.


    1. Thanks for your comment Sandra and it is good to see you online here at Whispers. Bob

  4. I also remember reading this wonderful poetic piece, such a wonderful message there is for Ariel, filled with wisdom and hope to experience on her journey through life. Always a pleasure to read your work Robert, blessings always, Leokadia

    1. Hiya Lee, thanks for your very nice review comments. Bob

  5. Robert,
    I too,. remember you from Sheri's site ( I don't rememnber this poem, but is so uplifting and encouraging. One question: Is Ariel your daughter, and if not how did she hear of you? (I guess that's two questions, LOL). You are so very talented.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  6. i was thinking of the tempest - lovely write to your ariel

  7. Robert, what a sweet thing to do! It is a lovely gift I am sure she will cherish even more as she grows older. I loved it! Aloha, Connie