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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 6, 2019      Views: 119

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For more than 50 years I wrote and set aside my writing hoping someday, as I came into a life of repose, I would be able to review, organize and find my inner voice through my writing. This wonderful site provides such a safe haven, instruction, crit - more...

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Exhilarating, quiet floating in air without a care.
"Maiden voyage" by JLR
There is a lightness within the basket
lifted into the air, to travel some distance,
but not so far.

A whoosh, more lift, raising on wind,
traversing like an escalator.

Up, up, away, we sway.

A massive balloon, adorned in a kaleidoscope 
of colors, that radiate off a cloudy, sunset sky,

The air is so cool, as wind whips my hair.

All the while, I see mile upon mile
the collision of autumnal colors,
fading away from the clutch of summer.

Hush, I can hear the venting of air,
as we begin descending, at such a pace
I think my knees wobble beneath me.

The balloonist indicates a target to reach,
the terra firma, where to plant my feet,
if hitting the landing spot is really sought.

The grassy flat meadow below,
the basket, balloon and passengers
together to land gently, unharmed.

Success is celebrated on our maiden
voyage as captain pops the cork.

It's champagne, we toast and drink.



Author Notes
Taking to the skies in a hot air balloon is something all should once in a lifetime, the artist depicted so visually the incredible view from such a place in space.

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