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A BALLOON FOR YOU ALL

I want to give you, my dear friends,
A balloon of your choice and colour
So that you will play with it
Your sweet face blooming like a rose.

But you are overgrown
Overgrown like never before!
Some are like Goliaths and some resemble the unknown men from Kob.
Some look like overgrown convent girls and a few are like the Amazons.

I want to sell my balloons at any cost
For my balloons are about to burst any moment.
Once you begin to play with them
I am relieved a lot; who cares for your tears?

I tell a man with salt and pepper on head,
`Buy one balloon and play with it for a while`.
He laughs at me and chases a young girl.
My balloons begin to burst.

I whisper into the ears of a woman selling woes,
` A balloon for your happiness to return, please`
She looks into my basket of colours and throws back a sob.
My balloons begin to shrink.

As I walk along the beach of sand dunes,
The waves of my realisation recede to the depths.
My balloons burst within their little vacuums
As my heart longs for being one among them.

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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First submitted: Saturday, August 18,2012

Comments about this poem (A LITTLE TEACHER by M.D Dinesh Nair )

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  • Lyn Paul (4/20/2014 5:23:00 AM)

    Lovely words M D Dinesh Nair

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  • Shania K. Younce (3/18/2014 10:27:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. A fine poem. Bien!

  • Payal Parande (6/16/2013 12:02:00 PM)

    oh my! first it is so good to see you again sir....

    the piece is incredible shows the realtility so amazingly which make a reader think and the writer who can make reader think, i think that writer is an excellent writer which is you are and you already know it....

    thank you sir

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