ryan blood

Rookie (7 august 1992 / resident of tampa, fl)

I Watched The Balloon - Poem by ryan blood

i watched the balloon as
it made its skyward ascent
not knowing how far it would go
how high
knowing only that it would
the way i know
2 and 2 is 4,
birds fly,
leaves fall in autumn

the balloon went onward
until it remained only
as small as the hole in a needle
small enough that i could not
push thread through
without licking it smooth
and before i completed
the similie, it was gone
the children
waving goodbye halfheartedly
returning to the party

it is autumn
and leaves are falling
there will be
other balloons

Comments about I Watched The Balloon by ryan blood

  • (7/13/2007 2:33:00 PM)

    Beautiful concept. First stanza really stands out in my mind.. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 11, 2010

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