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I really hope this doesn't get taken down

Mr. Balloon Man | #balloons

November 24, 2018

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"Mr. Balloon Man, won't you let me fly in the air please?
blow up the balloons and float on the breeze?"
the little girl stares at a broken old balloon
that little girl won't fly away soon

"Mr. Balloon Man, won't you let me fly away please?
away from this horrid Earth, floating on the breeze?"
the little girl has grown
facing the horrors of the world, all alone

"Mr. Balloon Man, won't you let me fly into forever please?
I've seen all the world has to give, can I finally leave?"
the little girl isn't so little anymore
she can't live like this, not like before

"Mr. Balloon Man, won't you let me fly close to heaven please?
can i see my darling who left on the breeze?"
this little girl is still young but too gray
she misses her beautiful girlfriend everyday
For PurplePanache's contest

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4 Comments
  • PurplePanache

    Results are up!


    about 1 year ago
  • PurplePanache

    Woah, that's a great poem you've got there! Thank you so much for entering my contest, stay tuned!


    about 1 year ago
  • Anha

    Why on earth would this get taken down? This is the perfection of childlike longing in the form of a children's rhyme. Excellent use of stylistic characteristics.


    about 1 year ago
  • Misfit

    This is twisted innocence. That's the best way I can describe it.


    about 1 year ago