Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What to make of it

Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

What to make of it
When the air is filled with balloons
Each with an enclosed secret within
Blown stretched and bloated
Charting its own destination
Upwards skywards not knowing
Perhaps not bothered
Perhaps lost

What to make of it
Man and his dreams
Gathered around him
All in colored euphoria
Has he not been thinking
To color his life having fun
Instead of being cooped up
alone in the room

What to make of it
Perhaps to stimulate better thinking
With lots of balloons around his head
Perhaps some brilliant ideas might pop up
Is it a desire or is it a craving
Or just a lucky break awaited for

For Marian's hosting at The
Tuesday Platform at Real Toads and
MLMM's Photo Challenge #70  -  balloons


  1. He needs to pop some of those balloons and chase some dreams. Well done, Hank.

  2. Love them balloons!! This goes well with a balloon poem I wrote some time ago: https://thotpurge.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/breathless/ :)

  3. Need to get out a pin and pop a few taking the ideas for a spin.

  4. Well done Hank on a most enlightening poem, the message coming over very well.

  5. Unexpectedly delightful - I loved this.

  6. I kept waiting for the word POP but not as in ideas popping up.

  7. Maybe they reminded him of a birthday party he'd been hoping for when he was a kid.

    Hi Hank

  8. Hank, I love this one~ And your ending is smashing~ Bravo

  9. Very true, so many thoughts and reams doing the rounds!

  10. quite intriguing. my ideas pop up like balloons.


  11. Couldn't we use a lucky break? Or is it going to be a pop? This is really intriguing.

  12. Loved the closing lines :D such a wonderful poem :D

  13. lovely. reminded me of an incident when a glider caught a balloon floating in the sky, later popping it to find a letter from a child to her dead pet in heaven. your poem floats before the finding out. i like that.

  14. Oh we need better thinking..thinking on what is good, what we can do in our little corner of the world to bring unity, peace. Beautiful poem!

  15. I love the symbolism you have used in defining the relevance of the balloons!


  16. luv the resident question "what to make of it" we can remain clueless sitting on our butts, or rise and pop a few adventures into dynamism

    well penned, luv this so much

    thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love...