I am a Bubble

I am squishy liquid goo that splatters in your eye

But so much fun to dip into then chase into the sky

See a rainbow swirl around the circles that you blow

If you look deep inside of me you’ll see the things you know

Doggies like to run and jump and bite to make me pop

And little boys with pokey pins will make me go kerplop

Moms and Dads will polka dance as many of us try

To fly about from a big spout as they go dancing by

Little girls with pretty curls squeal with such delight

To see the pretty bubbles bouncing up in magic flight

Babies wiggling in the bath will giggle and they’ll coo

When bubbles tickle tiny toes the way that bubbles do

I may not stay for very long when I come out to play

Because I snap and then I pop and then I go away

But you can bring me back to you anytime you wish

By getting out your favorite wand and soapy bubble dish

©Kay Salady

Image Credit: http://charlottesfancy.com/

My offering for Short Story Slam Week 11

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About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on September 29, 2011, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Too cute!! I have this image of my childhood and those homemade bubbles. Couldn’t afford the store boughten kind, lol! Mom made our own playdough too. Peace and love, Terri

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  2. So great that you can tie the images together. (I’m always wanting to do that but don’t get it toeether to try.) The poem is really a little children’s book.

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    • I really think it would make a great book. I have an idea to put together a children’s book and I have a very worthy cause for the proceeds. I need a publisher.

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  3. Beautiful, reminds me of the bubbles like we made them. My mother could make the best soap! 🙂

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  4. What lovely, bubbly thoughts. It has a great flow and your words bring the images to life before my eyes. 🙂 Very nice job!

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  5. The simple joys of the unassuming bubble … fun for the whole family !
    http://writer-in-transit.co.za/bubble-bravado/

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  6. it is powerful when you speak as bubbles.

    be yourself, smiles.

    🙂

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  7. Very well written. I love it! It made me think of my own childhood of playing with bubbles.
    Blessings

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  8. We use to make our own bubbles and this reminds me so much of this so much fun and so playful
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/29/bubbling-potion-of-love/

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  9. Love it! Especially the ‘kerplop’!

    And your reading of it is perfect. Great voice.

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  10. Joyful and bouncy and filled with lilting life! On a sad day when I lost a friend to cancer, this made me smile.

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  11. Wonderful poem, Kay. And yes, I can see the illustrations that would go with this as a childrens book! Do it!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/bubbles-and-lies/

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  12. Ahhh the joy of blowing bubbles. I enjoyed it when I was a kiddo, I enjoyed it now with my kiddos 🙂

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  13. Lovely Kay, I really enjoyed reading this one. Wonderful imagery 🙂

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  14. Very nicely done. Not everything we do has to be burdened with leaving lasting impression. The innocent joy of living is a good thing. And know we can do it again. Very well presented.

    http://henryclemmons.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/ideas/

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  15. bubbles such nonsense yet so much fun and magical ….really liked this thank you x

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  16. Oh, my gosh–that’s adorable! Perfectly sweet–well written and read in a very cute “kid” voice!

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  17. Very well written, takes me back to my childhood. 🙂

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  18. Oh, this is quite wonderful!!! And a joy to listen to! You should definitely consider publishing/recording this one 🙂

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  19. Hey, wasn’t sure of the best way to reach you… Just wanted to let you know that I selected your poem, I am a Bubble, for this week’s tribute author piece for Bluebell Books short story slam week 11! I really enjoyed the narrated video, it really brought the piece to life 🙂 Congrats!

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  20. Cute! And he video is a perfect accompaniment.

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  21. beautifully written! well done!

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  22. This is absolutely delgihtful. The poem being read fit perfectly with the images.
    The child-like voice; the icing on the cake. Very creaitive take on the prompt.
    Enjoy it immensely…. Conrgatulations on the award. It is well deserved.
    Namaste,
    Isadora

    my entry:
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/bubble-magic/

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