M.D Dinesh Nair

Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points (Thrissur/Vijayawada)

A Balloon For You All - Poem by M.D Dinesh Nair

I want to give you, my dear friends,
A balloon of your choice and colour
So that you will play with it
Your sweet face blooming like a rose.

But you are overgrown
Overgrown like never before!
Some are like Goliaths and some resemble the unknown men from Kob.
Some look like overgrown convent girls and a few are like the Amazons.

I want to sell my balloons at any cost
For my balloons are about to burst any moment.
Once you begin to play with them
I am relieved a lot; who cares for your tears?

I tell a man with salt and pepper on head,
`Buy one balloon and play with it for a while`.
He laughs at me and chases a young girl.
My balloons begin to burst.

I whisper into the ears of a woman selling woes,
` A balloon for your happiness to return, please`
She looks into my basket of colours and throws back a sob.
My balloons begin to shrink.

As I walk along the beach of sand dunes,
The waves of my realisation recede to the depths.
My balloons burst within their little vacuums
As my heart longs for being one among them.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

First submitted: Saturday, August 18,2012

Comments about A Balloon For You All by M.D Dinesh Nair

  • Gold Star - 10,066 Points Lyn Paul (4/20/2014 5:23:00 AM)

    Lovely words M D Dinesh Nair (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 361 Points Shania K. Younce (3/18/2014 10:27:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. A fine poem. Bien! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (6/16/2013 12:02:00 PM)

    oh my! first it is so good to see you again sir....

    the piece is incredible shows the realtility so amazingly which make a reader think and the writer who can make reader think, i think that writer is an excellent writer which is you are and you already know it....

    thank you sir (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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