Heart-Shaped Balloon

Written for dVerse Poets:  Quadrille #29  (posted by WhimsyGizmo)

Hello, amazing poets! WhimsyGizmo here, and it’s my personal favorite day, Quadrille Monday! Today, I want us to drift about our poems using the word balloon.

If you give me a doubloon
I will buy you a balloon,
heart-shaped red, a dazzling thing
for you to dangle from a thin, white string.
Careful not to pop it, or I believe
they will say you wear your heart on your sleeve.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Heart-Shaped Balloon

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Nice description of what it means to wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve.


  2. whimsygizmo says:

    What a gorgeous little poem, Sara. I love where this floated to. 🙂


  3. What a wonderful witty end… love the rhyme


  4. I love the rhyme-scheme in this. What a fun little poem with just a hint of darkness.


  5. Grace says:

    Such a delight to read with your rhyming verses Sara!


  6. Clever, delightful take on this prompt, Sara.


  7. Wonderful, clever and light as air.


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