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Sunday, October 03, 2010
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My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down. Louisa May Alcott

Rubber Neck

Start my existence on the factory floor
Counted and boxed and shoved out the door
In a bag with my comrades, I'm hung on a peg
Deflated and lifeless, for air we now beg

Here we're trapped in our prison, and wait for the day
For the breath of life that takes slackness away
As we lay here so helpless, all head and a neck
And ponder the future, and sit and reflect

Will we go to a party, a park or a fair?
Will our diet be helium, water or air?
This waiting seems endless, please purchase us soon
The agony and ecstasy of a big blue balloon

Pax A



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Reviewed by Sheila Roy
AWESOME. This is the Anita I 'know'! Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Love it, Pax, from title to big blue balloon.
Metaphorically right! -gene.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Fine metaphor, Pax,
and sustained from first till last.

Reviewed by Felix Perry
Unigue and wonderfully metaphorical...liked the thought process on this one.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
A tragic, but short-lived tale. Creatively presented. ;-)

But then, we could be writing about the unemployed..

Reviewed by Lew Duffey
I guess we all share something in common with that balloon.
Will we be filled with too much food, drink, hot air or ego?
I liked this write.
God bless,
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Oh my......sad writing but very well done..stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
metaphorically, this is sad-a thought provoking write
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