Prayer for my Children

Strap a ballon to your
back and sail across
the skies of your dreams,
then slash the strings
and fall into the abyss
of love.

Leave off the mask, show
the world who you are,
no pretenses or games.
Keep your finger on the
button of joy, make time
to enjoy silence.


Dream! (Photo credit: Melody Campbell)








Written from the Poetic Asides prompt to use the following words: slash, button, mask, strap, and balloon.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

6 responses to “Prayer for my Children

  1. leahJlynn

    Joyous poem of letting go and enjoying love. 🙂 I like this.

  2. a wonderful prayer, Mark – not always easy to let them go though, to follow through

  3. Reminded me of the movie UP! But this is far more uplifting, that movie made me cry.

  4. Aaaaaaaaah! LOVE.
    PERFECT use of the words!

  5. A delightful poem, full of good counsel.


Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s