Balloon Pilot

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Balloon pilot

She’s trying to climb to higher ground
But she’s stuck, shy and paralysed
She's standing still
Drowned in the past

Under cover in her box
She tries to learn how to fly
She mimes people who take flight
Rising in the sky, safe and sound

Going out of her hiding place
Is too much for now
Hanging around , bound to the ground
She's afraid of what she's trying to find

Climb over doubts
In her dreams she dares
Untie the ropes
She looks like a balloon pilot
Holding ballast bags
To throw them all away

She’s tied to the fear of falling down
A millstone hanging around her neck
One step forward, two steps back
She's a stranger to upper skies

She knows one day she could be
At ease with the world
Far from the ground, and free from bounds
She'd like to taste lightness just for once


She's dancing with satellites, riding on satellites
Now that she's on the rise, far from the ground
She's dancing with satellites, satellites
And now, now she's on her way


from Irony & Smiles, released October 4, 2018


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