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Below is the poem entitled Blue Balloon which was written by poet Timothy Hicks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Blue Balloon

You were made for laughter,
Painted with the color of the sky.
Loved by the child you once
Embraced, in awe of your azure shine.

Your long slender string once
Adoringly held by tiny hands.
Pulled from a fairy-tale
Into a musty world of hot sand.

Now tugging against the
Rough weeds, a sound lost to every ear,
A fading spark of life.
How in the world did you end up here?

You long for something more,
But you fear your fates already sealed;
A lone blue balloon caught
In the brambles of a desert field.

Abandoned though you were,
The sun engulfing your brilliant shell,
I bid you keep looking
Towards the sky you're destined to sail.

In my heart I know there's
A child pining to laugh and to play.
His best friend is missing.
When he finds him I know what he'll say!

"Oh lone blue balloon caught
In the brambles of a desert field,
Will you be my sword within
The stone that I'm destined to wield?"

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:08:00 PM
    Timothy, :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 10:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week. Read and enjoyed it, timothy

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Timothy, where are you? CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 7:11:00 AM
    My dear friend, I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your work. This is a magnificently crafted posting. Your talent is beyond my ability to describe..... Thanks for your contributions... You have been posted on my favorites list...... Jake

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not sure what to say Jake... but you just made my day! :)
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 1:34:00 AM
    A very great write. Yes, are you new here, Timothy? You have such a great mind & taste :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah I'm a newbie. I appreciate the warm welcome and reading several of my poems!
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 3:03:00 PM
    I couldn't agree with Anne Lise more, Timothy. Are you new here on the Soup? You make a splendid addition, my dearest poet friend!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/10/2013 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm new to the Soup, but I've been writing since I was 13... everyone here is so friendly, and am yet to find a mean soul.
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 11:33:00 AM
    - A really good poem Timothy, you are a talented poet!! - Like the way you express yourself. - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/10/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwh shucks... you're too kind! Thanks again for your visit!