Red Balloon

Amidst the horde of hats and coats
huddled beneath

umbrellas — straining
to maintain structure —

there is an upturned
face —

oblivious to the wet, sting
of the drops —

watching the path
of the red balloon

as it fights to reach the heights
it is destined for.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

9 responses to “Red Balloon

  1. You made me remember that wonderful film called ‘The Red Balloon’…

  2. Thie is a very cheering poem. Just right.

  3. Beautiful response to the prompt.

  4. I love this one; it captures first a moment and leads us to more than a moment….

  5. lovely moment captured with your poem!

  6. I hope the red balloon reaches it’s destination..

  7. The red balloon will make it!

  8. This caught my imagination.

  9. Tess Kincaid

    I always want to be the upturned face…

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

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