Menu

Balloons

Rating: 5.0
Where do balloons go?
I really want to know.

If I release it to the sky
Will it forever fly?
Or will somebody else start to see
as soon as I catch it's color shed
Why in fact did I choose red?

How do you pacify a child
who held it last
when all you hear is her final gasp
and unceasing whimper?
Will you tell her
it's out to send a message
to her daddy up in heaven?
Or that it's on its way
to a child who hasn't even held one
in a childhood almost forgotten?

I know between mathematics
and science
and poetry
I will see the answer
But the child in me
can't help but wonder.

Where do balloons go
If I finally decide to grow?
Sunday, August 27, 2006
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS
Nick Percowycz 27 August 2006
Lynne- this poem is a masterpiece! It is so well written! At a party last week a balloon was let go by a child. As it rised into the heavens, it was the adults that paid more attention to it's flight then the kids. In some ways, we never do grow up. An absolte 10!
0 0 Reply

Delivering Poems Around The World

Poems are the property of their respective owners. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge...

1/28/2021 2:46:34 AM # 1.0.0.449