Balloons

Balloons

A Poem by Imara

There is nothing more miserable
Than a brightly colored balloon
Joyous silver letters
"Happy Birthday"

Bright and filled with youthful air,
Dancing buoyantly
Seemingly immortal
The numbers grow.

The helium seeping,
With wrinkling rainbow skin,
Will never return.
Ended in its original form.


© 2013 Imara



Author's Note

Imara
Form and overall meaning. Thank you for the review. Hope you enjoy :)

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I don't think I've ever quite thought about a balloon like that, so sad. The closing line is fantastic. It begs so many questions. Is this really just the balloon we are talking about? Can it be reborn? The list goes on. Great thought provoker. I like the format you chose too. It keeps the eyes dancing across the page much like a floating balloon. Very simply but power packed. Great job on this one.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your review and praise! I'm glad you liked it so much. Yes, I saw a balloon from my mo.. read more



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Your poetry is as meaningful and intriguing as your short stories. If you believe in reincarnation, then the balloons will once again celebrate life in an endless circle.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Imara

4 Years Ago

Oh thank you so much for your kind review! I must say this is the first more positive response answe.. read more
Very nice poem,good thoughts. I like the line "with wrinkling rainbow skin'' very much. It conveys the fate of hte balloon after the party is over, so well. Good job!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

Thank you :)
I don't think I've ever quite thought about a balloon like that, so sad. The closing line is fantastic. It begs so many questions. Is this really just the balloon we are talking about? Can it be reborn? The list goes on. Great thought provoker. I like the format you chose too. It keeps the eyes dancing across the page much like a floating balloon. Very simply but power packed. Great job on this one.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your review and praise! I'm glad you liked it so much. Yes, I saw a balloon from my mo.. read more
This is unique, I'll never look at a birthday balloon quite the same way again...now I'll see those years just shriveling away, thanks Imara, you took all the joy out of fun little hallmark. ;-)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

Hahaha well if I can't enjoy them neither can you :p
For some reason it makes me think of being pregnant ha...:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Imara

4 Years Ago

As always hope that people take my poetry and take it to mean something special to them but oddly en.. read more
Awesome little piece! I loved how the imagery alternates between something pretty and pleasant, to something aged and ugly. Well done :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, I'm glad that the contrast worked :)
I love the way that you made me look at it in another spectrum. Good job !

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

Aws thank you :)
I never thought of it that way.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imara

4 Years Ago

I'm glad I could make you see things differently ^^
Rishabh Shaw

4 Years Ago

needs a different eye perhaps.. :)
Imara

4 Years Ago

perhaps :)

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Imara
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Cranston, RI



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