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The Message in the Balloon

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The Message in the Balloon

I caught myself this blue balloon
Flying adrift and among trees
Laughing I untied it from its string
And ran in happiness at top speed
The balloon unknowingly deflated
And hung limp from my fingers
Sadly I touched its shiny surface
Feeling a lump in its heart
As my fingers explored its very life
A tiny paper note it unveiled
And on it were the words of a little child
Asking her daddy to come back
As I sat on my bed at night
And looked out to the starry sky
My eyes closed and a prayer went up
For daddy to come to his waiting child
For daddy to come to his waiting child


By Tahera Mannan
For Francine’s ‘Happiness is a balloon’ contest

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  1. Date: 7/21/2011 5:04:00 AM
    tahera, this piece pinches my heart with a sense of hope and love.. i like your repetitive lines in the end... sensational write, hon! :) winning wishes with huggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 6:37:00 AM
    I have read your poetry today and in my mind it is an interesting and amazing piece Tahera. I will return again soon to read more of your writings. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 5:02:00 AM
    Powerfully done, Tahera.

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 12:55:00 AM
    Smile, *^_^* “I Always Love Writes of Love & Compassion = Mix Faith, Creativity, Imagination, Purity & Passion Etc. &, One Can Only Love The Poet ot Poetess Whoms Heart Was Thus Poured *^_^* My Dear Precious & Priceless, Blessed & Beautiful Tahera == Love The Metaphor & Tis Very Soft, Gentle, Loving & Beautiful *^_^* A Red Ruby Fave.” === My Love to You Always & Forever, Jasper *