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Gifted – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“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

Paul, pvcann.com


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