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A Deflated Balloon

A Poem on Feeling a Lack of Motivation

By Michelle LiewPublished about a month ago 1 min read
A Deflated Balloon
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The passage of untoward events can make the most hopeful person feel like a deflated balloon. When unfortunate incidents occur consecutively, a person's source of motivation feels as if it's missing. 

I've just come through one of these passages and will attest that keeping a balloon inflated is a herculean task.  Navigating negative emotions is an uphill climb. 

Keeping oneself from feeling deflated requires a clear sense of purpose. Break tasks down when feeling overwhelmed, take short breaks when you have to and, most importantly, hold yourself accountable.

Enjoy these free verses. 


No air


Unable to




Only rises

With influx of

Short breaths


No air 

Only rises 

With sights on the 



No air

Rises only 

With one's

Keen breath.


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Aww I loved this!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was so uplifting! Loved your poem!

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