Balloon Song

” A poem written about what it would be like if our favorite songs were balloons. “

By Devan Petersen

If songs were like balloons

I wonder if people would tie them to their wrists

And carry them around for the world to see,

When they loved them more than anything else


I wonder if they’d let old ones go

Until they drifted up over clouds

And into deep and endless blue

The day that the lyrics didn’t whisper the same to them


I wonder if they’d collect dozens

Enough to lift their feet from the ground

And show everyone

The songs that were treasured most of all