JOSIE'S POEMS

Children's Story Poems

By Josie Whitehead

4th of July Balloons
4th of July Balloons
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Balloons

A hundred tiny hands set loose     
     A hundred large balloons  -
And lots of children watch them go
    Upon this afternoon.

A hundred colours in the sky 
      Are carried on the breeze –
Except for two who’re sadly caught
     In branches of the trees.

A hundred children scream with joy
      To see them floating high
As each and every one becomes
      Much smaller in the sky.

They paint the sky with coloured hues 
     As through the air they float,
And, bobbing up and down, you’d think
     Each was a tiny boat.

If you were but a bright balloon
     Where do you think you’d go?
Well, the only ones who know the truth
      Are the gentle winds that blow.


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