The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Kindness Tree

Today in class,
we made the kindness tree.
We each coloured a heart:
teacher, everyone and me.

The tree grew leaves,
heart-shaped and bright,
each whispering good deeds
and shining with light.

The arms reach sky-high,
the roots twist deep and wide,
its seeds hold hope
and thoughtfulness inside.

Each visitor to class
takes a seed from our tree.
We can all spread kindness:
teacher, everyone and me.

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.