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Pink Balloon

June 11, 2013
By uhmjanis BRONZE, Irvine, California
uhmjanis BRONZE, Irvine, California
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A string

Is set free

From your little girl’s

Tiny fingertips

And up rises

A glimpse of pink

Against the dismal sky

You tell her
She’ll be a princess
She can do anything
And she believes it
Because she believes you

On the playground
She scrapes her knee
Red gushing from soft skin
But you take her for ice cream
And it takes away the pain


That pink balloon

Has fallen


You look up
She’s not so little anymore
Ice cream
Isn’t enough
And that white powder
Isn’t playground sand

She’s found her knight
But instead of a white horse
He comes galloping on lies and secrets
That were never a part
Of the fairytale that you promised

You mourn the loss
of your little girl
Who isn’t yet gone
But has been for years

And that pink balloon

Is gone now

Long hidden

Under piles of dirt

The empty air it promised

Has been released

And the pink

Isn’t even pink anymore

Yet you wonder
What happened
To your little girl
When you’re the one
Who put an empty promise
Into her tiny
Little fingers

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This article has 4 comments.

on Sep. 19 2013 at 11:58 pm
uhmjanis BRONZE, Irvine, California
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thanks for your comment! yeah i get what you mean. i was trying to give imagery of like pink fading into nothingness but i couldve done a better job. im glad you liked the poem though! 

on Sep. 19 2013 at 11:56 pm
uhmjanis BRONZE, Irvine, California
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thank you so much!!! :) 

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on Jun. 28 2013 at 5:03 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

MY GOD! This is emotional in just the way that's not dramatic. I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Seriously every little detail and imagery is just perfect. I love the theme and the message. And the story is captivating becuase it's so true. Wonderful poem. I can't say that enough. 

on Jun. 15 2013 at 8:30 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Awww this is sad. But very good, I love the lines "She's found her knight/But instead of a white horse/He comes galloping on lies and secrets." My only suggestion is to change "A glimpse of pink" into "A glimpse of a pink balloon" or something close. It's not clear what that pink is about until the middle of the poem when you say "That pink balloon/Has fallen/Somewhere." Otherwise, great job! :D