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Heart Shaped Balloon

I gave you a balloon,
It held my life inside.

Within a shiny rubber tube
components of my soul aligned,
a sign,
I became something new
for you...


Each speck
a tickle upon my breath,
a tiny bubble
of nuanced personality;

The strengths of me debrided
the secrets of my lungs,
pink and untold
for you to confide,
ease trouble
in eyes before me.

were you astute?
Could your mind compute
the depth 
of the beautiful find
floating before you?

You bent,
my unique particles ended
their show of strength
broken in length;

You twisted,
crushed and divided
my dreams subsided...

Molded to an unrecognizable form,
I became your norm.

Though you never knew,
my secret hope to survive
my own gift
thrive and lift,
lay within you.

Your grip thirsted control so long,
the pieces of me left burst
to skitter away in song
among soaring clouds,
leaving shrouds of pain
grounded and gone...

Flying far from the land
one beautiful day,
from you
and the broken balloon that laid
in your hand.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006

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Date: 3/6/2010 9:03:00 PM
Beautiful images in this poem. Congratulations! andrea
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Date: 2/26/2010 7:22:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Starflixer's Betrayal contest Michele. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/25/2010 12:40:00 PM
Congrats Michele on your winning poem in the Betrayal contest.. a wonderful win for a wonderful write.. from a wonderful poetess..luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..
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Date: 2/25/2010 12:18:00 PM
A remarkably provocative write, Michele. Congratulations on your win! Enjoy your success. Love, Carolyn
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