Katie And Her Kite

Katie And Her Kite

A Poem by Brian K. Walters

A poem about a fantastic little girl, whose abundance of love never ceases to amaze me.


Katie And Her Kite


The smile on her face was brighter than the sun surrounding her.
I couldn’t help but laugh as her infectious giggle rode the wind.
“Make it go higher daddy!” she said while running by my side.

Her voice fluttered with every step she took through the sand.

With her hands cupped above her eyes and her head tilted,
I chuckled thinking she looked like she would fall over backwards.

I watched her eyes follow every move that little yellow kite made.
It was then I realized, how much she looked like her mother.

As she stood by my side I asked, “Do you want to fly it?”

She nodded with excitement as I took her hands into mine.
“You have to hold on tight and don’t let go”, I said with a smile.
“Ok daddy” she replied as the kite hovered high in the air above.


Suddenly her expression turned from pride to curiosity,
“What happens if I let go of the string?” she asked.
“Well, the kite will fly higher and higher until it’s out of sight.”

Satisfied with my answer, her smile returned once again.

We flew our kite for hours that bright and sunny afternoon.
Our laughter filled the air as we cherished every minute of that day.

Then suddenly her smile changed and a look of peace donned her face.
Without warning, she let go of the string and raised her arms to the sky.

We both watched as the kite climbed until it was gone.

A little puzzled, I looked at her and asked, “Why did you let it go?”
“It was so much fun daddy, I wanted to give mommy a turn”.
I gave her a hug and whispered, “Your mother would be proud of you.”


As we made our way back from the sand dunes that day,
I stopped and turned for one last look into the sunset.
I could only picture her mother smiling while flying that kite.

It was then I knew, this would always be a day to remember.

~ By Brian K . Walters

© 2008 Brian K. Walters

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I cried when I read this one
absolutely one of the most beautifully soul written pieces I have read, I wouldn't change a word.
I loved that I could watch this piece in my head like a movie, I read it over and over again
a beautful memory yet so sad to read, I am sorry for your loss
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Posted 15 Years Ago

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Oh that was so very beautiful...really so very touching :) x

Posted 9 Years Ago

Oh my...so very very sad and beautiful and touching. Thanks for posting.

Posted 10 Years Ago

A hard thing for a child and the parent left.. I remember this one..


Posted 12 Years Ago

I reveled in her spirit. You captured joy!

Posted 13 Years Ago

What a wonderful poem! I love the way you've focused on the joy of what you have and the beautiful memories. What a blessed tribute to both Katie and her mother!

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am speechless. Its too beautiful to be cluttered with a review. Its as though this poem has flown up along with the kite and you can see her mommy smile with unshed tears glistening in her eyes after reading this.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Oh my what a beautiful poem, it made me shed salty tears, so sorry for your loss. You have an amazing daughter and you sound like a wonderful father, god bless you both and I thank you for sharing this beautiful moment with us.

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ok..I'm trying to type THROUGH my tears, Brian. I am totally a fan of your writing, now. Fan is just not quite strong enough for the connection I feel with the way you write. I also extend my sympathies for your loss. Your daughter is a very lucky little girl to have you for a daddy. And I can see by your write that YOU are the one who feels completely blessed to have Katie and the memories of your wife still in your life.

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

who's katie?

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This actually made me smile. Having lost my husband, I have had days like this with my children. This is beautifully and wonderfully penned. Excellent job.

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 10, 2008
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Brian K. Walters
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I have always loved to write.I have been through a lot in my life yet I don't feel I should limit my writings to being just about me. Although some of my poems are about me and my own personal experie.. more..


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