Blue, pink, and white; red, yellow, and green
The most awesome sight a child has seen
Floating in the balmy summer breeze
They all bob, turning with grace and ease.
Skipping lightly over tree and house
Scattering the flocks of swan and grouse
Weaving and diving towards the ground
All dodging, swirling without a sound.
Suddenly caught in thermal pocket
Shooting up skywards like a rocket
Each one looking for special space
They bounce along: an exciting race.
Each looking like some coloured moon
With a child’s name tied to each balloon
Which one will float to the farthest place?
Oh please! Oh please! Let me win the race.