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Poem

A Red Balloon

I remember that day in the summer
They had posted signs up all over town
The circus was coming, we were to be amazed
Animals of all shapes, big and little clowns

It seemed as though the whole town showed
For the only world existed under the tent that day
As children, we looked on in sheer delight
Memories that we could carry away

But what my sister and I valued most
Was a single red balloon each of us got
Wrapping mine around my hand
We were too young to know about knots

Out into the evening breeze we were carried
My sister's hand could no longer hold the string
Off into the distance the red dot climbed
Watching for a few more seconds and then nothing

I gave my sister my red balloon to share
As she sat on our fathers shoulders
I reached up to hold her little hand
I love my little sister, she would not float away


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