“Alone”

Kelvin S.M.’s Image: Alone

so much up I am
a bubble in champagne
unpopped

rising drunk
and redder
than sunset

somewhere
far, far

d
o
w
n

a palm tugged my string

but here
I am playmate
to clouds

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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54 Responses to “Alone”

  1. Hmmm, me likey. Daisies, balloons, heights, rising, clouds and …more! πŸ˜‰

  2. brian miller says:

    playmate to the clouds…smiles…a bubble of champagne unpoped…floating along…there is some peace there…even if tethered…perhaps that keeps you grounded a bit…but you can still play…nice.

  3. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …playmate to clouds — i liked that Susan…that alone is enough to envy a balloon who can play with clouds above even for a short time before it landed down back to the land… your bubble champagne description is great… enjoyed your take… smiles…

  4. That red balloon has cause to celebrate. Except for that hand on the string. There’s always someone trying to bring us down. Enjoy it while you can, eh? Nice take.

  5. kkkkaty1 says:

    I love your not so simple take…may I say brief? The photo tugged at me, too.

  6. Green Speck says:

    I loved it … playmate to the clouds … beautifully worded !!!

  7. Ha! ‘A bubble in champagne / unpopped’ love it ~ fab poem as ever Susan πŸ™‚

  8. claudia says:

    playmate to clouds…love this..not sure if the balloon liked the being tugged in a kids hand more of the being playmate to clouds…leaves room for interpretation which i always like

  9. Playmate to clouds is so good I love it πŸ˜‰

  10. David King says:

    Great fun — and a tad more than that. Enjoyable.

  11. lucychili says:

    joyful =)

  12. wolfsrosebud says:

    so love those last few lines

  13. Delightful, Susan. I also love the last stanza.

  14. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha! Dave King sums up. Fun and more. K.

  15. playmate to clouds..I like the playful and fun write ~

  16. aprille says:

    The words are like the bubbles in the champagne
    Lovely and delicate
    cheering me up

  17. Mary says:

    “rising drunk
    and redder
    than sunset”

    Loved that description of the balloon!

  18. someone cut the string! love this, Susan

  19. unfetteredbs says:

    light and fun Susan. Enjoyed this.

  20. Alice Keys says:

    I read this to my family this morning. They all knew just what this little guy was without the picture. Fun!

  21. Aw a playmate for clouds, what a beautiful thought. Lovely.

  22. nelle says:

    Exploring the high whilst grounded below. Wise way to live. πŸ™‚

  23. Tony says:

    Playmate to the clouds, bubble in champagne – all images to bring a lift to a weary soul. Delightful πŸ™‚

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