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The balloonwalla

On an old bicycle, he pedals the streets
finding a steady supply of following feet

"Here comes the balloonwalla", in unison they scream
clamoring for the balloon of their dreams

Each one gets one at rupees five a piece
leaving a tiny little pair of hands empty

Just when tears well up disappointment droops
the balloonman with a flourish, downward stoops

Pulls out a little piece of blue with a twinkle in his eye
happiness smiles end to end as the balloon grows as big as the sky

Tiny hands cannot grab the big blue thing
so he ties it to the little finger with a string.

Afroze Ali
date: July 19th 2011
For Francine's contest 'Happiness is a balloon'

(the Balloonwalla is a man who sells balloons, on his bicycle is attached a pump to blow the balloons.)

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 1:56:00 AM
    Well i am glad I read Andrea's comment because I thought you were a man also from your name. But it makes no difference it is a lovely poem. Thank you for your nice comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 10:04:00 PM
    afroze,I have to tell you something. I didn't know you were a woman until the message I got from you today. I wish they showed the gender of who we are talking to on here. My friend NIkko for the longest time I thought she was a boy's name too!! I LOVE this poem. It is one of the best I've seen in the contest and I hope it does well. It's precious! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:57:00 PM
    Beautiful wishes for the contest:)

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 4:33:00 PM
    Pleasing character-sketch of balloonwalla

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 9:20:00 AM
    so unique and breezy, alfroze.. i likey! winning's best to you! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 2:41:00 AM
    beautiful poem

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 10:25:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today Ali.