Up, Up & Away - John Schroeder Orchestra

Dreambeast says:

The poor balloon is left out but eventually flies free.

Use key words and visuals to create a poster about why it's best to not follow the crowd in life.

Letting Go

This bunch, they never liked me

A balloon alone, left out

Too big and pink and heart-shaped

Too afraid to bob about

 

But one day at the fairground

Feeling overblown and fat

I saw a human pointing

at our drifting habitat

 

So, wobbling with excitement

Bullies barged me out of sight

Pick me!” they helium-squeaked

as they dreamed of taking flight

 

But then I felt a tugging

Earthly-bound, I met a grin

A boy reached out and smiled

at his reflection in my skin

 

Who needs a silly human?

hissed the fading, grumbling gang.

I'm going to let you go now,

the boy looked up and sang.

 

His tiny fingers opened

and I watched him disappear

and I never want to come down

for I feel so free up here

©2017 Mark Bird

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