Full of Oneself


My maternal grandfather shared a saying which I have long remembered. “Big shots are just little shots that keep shooting.” The quip is attributed to Christopher Morley, (1890-1957). Quite a pithy truth. I wrote a poem that was stimulated by that quote. Remember, all of my creations reveal some of me. My bet is they may resonate with you, too. Anyway, here it is:

Balloon People

Inflated image.
Full of air.
Springs a leak.
Flits through the air.
Finally landing.
Limp from despair.
Grand show.
But, nothing’s there.

Richard L. Brewer

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