Monday, April 11, 2011

55 - girl on a string

cute little puppet
marionette plaything
cut chrysalis cords
for butterfly wings
can't tie her up or
tie her down, both
feet off the ground
she's a flight of
fantasy, an errant 
kite that wrapped
me tight around her 
finger like a mellow
 yellow lead balloon
bursting into a
 nothing fling 
my girl on a string


dustus said...

Hey, that pic looks familiar! lol "cut chrysalis cords / for butterfly wings" What a cool sounding passage—half staccato/half smooth. Great 55

Elaine said...

I missed had to trim this one down a bit (ok a lot) to make it 55!

Anonymous said...

What a great poem. I love the great imagery!


Anonymous said...

Love the story from the balloon's perspective! Great 55, Elaine.

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Alice Audrey said...

I used to be that kind of girl. Then my balloon went flat.

- Alice

G-Man said...

Very upbeat and bouncy post this week!!
Your 55 is a Jumpin!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Shanae Branham said...

I love this! Especially the photo and your words just make the picture soar off the page. I am glad you are playing. If you want to catch mine:

Click here to check my 55 out

Jannie Funster said...

I like the ones you can't tie down! They are spunky. I've got a kid like that! :)


Steve Isaak said...

Fun reversal of how many would view of the situation. Made me smile, good piece.

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