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The world is a heavy boulder,
both in bulk and severity...
We can lighten the burden -
it’s up to you, and up to me...

Let me be a beautiful balloon,
my string tied to the earth below.
Add each of you to help me pull us
upward and onward as our goal.

Each laugh, each smile of each day
makes the air grow fuller with love.
There may be sorrow below us,
but we can sigh and rise above...

Balloons, we can be, with our
strings tethered to a weary earth.
Rising skyward to a higher objective,
giving us each a new and brighter worth.

Copyright © Sherry Asbury

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:16:00 AM
    I like poem. I'm doing a poster presentation on poetry and would like to use your poem for an example.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 2:02:00 AM
    This was a very nice read. thank you for putting this up.

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 5:21:00 PM
    i am loving the concept of your poem keep it up it's lovely

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Love this poem. Welcome to poetry soup.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 10:06:00 PM
    Beautiful portrayal of hope. I like the imagery of rising up from the earth together. I feel the weight, too.

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 3:55:00 PM
    A very heart felt write here,,,,, well done and true I might add ;},,,,,, have a blessed day Sherry,,,, I have a sister named Cheryl .

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Will welcome you to the P-Soup, Sherry. Hope you will have lots of joy and sharing poetry with us here. You write very well - looking forward to read more. Have a lovely weekend. - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your wonderful poetry with us Sherry. I enjoyed reading your poetry very much today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Sounds like a great way to be, Sherry, "tethered to a weary earth", yet "Rising skyward". The only thing we'd need to worry about is the colour of that day. Today I'd feel sky blue...boyant yet not so visible. Maybe tomorrow I will "sigh and rise above". Love this write! Mikki

    Asbury Avatar Sherry Asbury
    Date: 9/6/2012 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Today I am tethered by friend's open heart surgery, but the moment the good news come I will rise in sworls of lavender and lilac!! Thank you for your kind words...
  1. Date: 9/6/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Very uplifting poem Sherry, and balloons we shall be, love and light vie