Shel Silverstein
Chicago/ Illinois
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Eight Balloons

Rating: 3.0
Eight balloons no one was buyin'
All broke loose one afternoon.
Eight balloons with strings a-flyin',
Free to do what they wanted to.
One flew up to touch the sun - POP!
One thought highways might be fun - POP!
One took a nap in a cactus pile - POP!
One stayed to play with a careless child - POP!
One tried to taste some bacon fryin' - POP!
One fell in love with a porcupine - POP!
One looked close in a crocodile's mouth - POP!
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COMMENTS
Rajnish Manga 14 May 2019
Lovely write in the style of a nursery poem. Quite interesting. Thanks.
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Savita Tyagi 14 May 2019
A fun poem. I would love to read my grand son.
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Lyn Paul 14 May 2019
A beautiful poem. I Didn’t want it to end. It’s exciting to see a floating balloon though often it is celebrating a death but not this time.
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 May 2019
Free to fly! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 May 2019
One thought highways might be fun - POP! One took a nap in a cactus pile - POP! One stayed to play with a careless child - POP! What an imagination. Tony
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Julia Luber 14 May 2019
This has a colorful 'action' feeling to it. He could have gone further with it, but set it at eight- knowing it could go far beyond that. Like a bouquet of balloons and their adventures. Good for a children's' book!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 May 2019
One fell in love with a porcupine - POP! .so impressive. Beautiful poem.
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 May 2019
all balloons free to pop!
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Isabela 26 March 2019
I have to report this poem to my class
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Benjamin 26 March 2019
I have to remember this poem and report it to my classmates
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