Treasure Island

Robert Green


A Balloons Life!


Once I floated high, free
Full of self
Drifting contently
Carefree life
Inflated, never dated
Not deflated
A joy
To girls and a boy
Bringing smiles to faces
As I drift to many places
Earlier today at a wedding
A couple, pledging
A tiny hand released us
Not with a fuss
But with wonder, a little sigh
As we headed high
Into a deep blue sky
Floating forever onward
Over trees, a songbird
Brought up, to a sharp halt
A single branch ensnares
End of journey?
End of life?
No more smiles!
But no!
To a leafless tree, tied
To adorn,
And bring a rye smile
From a soulless entity
To photograph,
To share with others
Hoping to elicit
A final smile.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013

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  • Yasmeen Khan (9/13/2013 1:09:00 PM)

    A symbolic piece beautifully written, isn't balloon life a metaphor for human life too, pricked any time by Death's thorn? (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (6/18/2013 1:37:00 PM)

    Very imaginative write Robert - oh to be a balloon flying high and free, but they do tend to pop rather too easily. Hope you never do. (Report) Reply

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