Congratulations on your well-deserved first place finish, Pers!
Your poem is concisely clever, and you even took the prompt's closing invitation literally. It says that your poem can be of any type, and yours certainly is!
Comment Written 04-Feb-2017
reply by the author on 04-Feb-2017
Thank you so much Don. We had a friend who , every New Year, used to build , with our help, a hot air balloon. The canopy was of the flimsiest material . We lit the little burner while holding the canopy. As it filled we released our hold. It rose into the night sky. Fortunately we were nowhere near a flight path....in the African bush.
-I like how you used the words.
-Good use of rhyme.
-The poem describes your fantasy well
with specific detail.
-What a feeling to be floating
high up in the sky, no cares or worries, either.
-Good luck in the contest.