Gifted – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night




“Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night.”  Sharon Weil



I want to laugh
as infectious giggles fill the air
a family,
its youngest gifted a balloon,
so enthralled, excited
running carefree,
trusting, or was it forgetting
with a letting go
just to see it floating,
the child was sad and crying,
but I really understood that balloon,
and I held it in my heart
gifted by its freedom.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

30 responses to “Gifted – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A nice spirited reflection! ❤

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  2. Such conflicting feelings prompted by that balloon . . . I’m with the child tonight.

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  3. I admire the contrasting of emotions between the child and the balloon. The gift of freedom is precious.

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  4. I loved the idea of relating child, baloon and freedom. Quite interesting!

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  5. lync56

    An amazing poem holding so many emotions and evolving so many feelings


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  6. MNL

    lovely. I love that floating freedom of that balloon.

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  7. I do really love this, and in the end a child should not be told to be a jailer.

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  8. Amy

    Love how you ended it. Very nice. 🙂

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