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Hey Hey That's My Balloon

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Hey Hey That's My Balloon



I'm making an observation Bout the state of the world today This is what I've come up with In my own inimitable way Maybe it's cuz I'm an old guy It seems there's much more strife There doesn't seem, like years ago As much laughter in everyone's life I know there'll always be conflict Somewhere around the world This nation or that one gets pushy Controversy begins to swirl Then one country threatens the other Military action follows soon We're like a bunch of nasty children Yelling, “Hey that's my balloon!” Seem like there isn't a cure for this But there's always hope I guess That mankind will see the utter futility And realize it don't make no sense! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:14:00 AM

    Wow... it's interesting to me how you referenced the worlds problems by something so simple as kids fighting over a balloon. It may seem like a strange metaphor, but it really is like that. We seem to play tug-a-war over things that mean "diddly squat". While all the important topics get ignored...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/13/2013 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YUP! In the overall scheme of things... they mean "diddly squat"! RIGHT ON!
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 8:27:00 AM

    We can solve that problem... who ever doesn't play nice... gets Dragon... until they do. You'd be amazed, after a coule of days... they'd behave. And be begging us to take him back...LOL... Works every time in my neighborhood... Especially effective when his Chameleon Dogasaurus pet Lolly takes a nap and Dragon stomps around every where destroying every thing til he finds her... Dragons can't whistle... to wake her up, you see...LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/11/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have you talked to the world leaders about your idea! I'm sure they would grant you an audience! Let me know how that works out! xoxoxox