RRRBBQDay2014_046The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Balloon“.

Great theme today, only a short poem but I really like how it came out.

No Ed today, (get well mate) but Dave Evans leapt in to the breach and did an admirable job given the short notice – he walked through the door, was sat down in front of a mic and told to play … something melancholy.

Thanks Dave, great job.



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A west wind whips through Melbourne; a late spring afternoon
A young boy leaves a party, clutching a balloon

Balloons and wind are lovers, more than young minds understand
A gust reveals its passion and tears it from his hand

As it soars into the heavens disappointment turns to tears
Life cares not for sentiment; the balloon soon disappears

His mothers soothing words offer only scant relief
Balloons at best are fickle; the wind, at best, a thief

Truth cannot yield to hope, were even truth to yearn
No balloon, once free, was ever tempted to return

A postscript, Dear Tony, your balloon has gone
Stop sulking in the shelter shed; it’s time for moving on

The winds of change are merciless; it has been a bruising spring
You have just one task remaining; let go of the string!

© Copyright 2015 Ian Bland

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