I run in the grass,
My bare feet tickle each blade.
My yellow balloon follows me,
Bobbing back in forth in the air.
The yellow sun shines upon me,
leaving the air humid and damp.
My yellow balloon is ready to leave,
I want it to stay.
I cling tighter to the string,
My grip firm, yet gentle.
My yellow balloon tugs harder,
I know what I have to do.
I gently let go of the string,
“Goodbye Yellow Balloon…” I breathe
My yellow balloon bobs up into the air,
I wave and smile.
“Goodbye, my friend…” I whisper up to my balloon in the sky.