Bill and the Balloon

I had a Norn named Billy...
the apple of my eye.
He took a walk to Slink's balloon
Determined he would fly.

He packed his favorite carrot
And not to seem uncouth,
He even thought to bring along
His kisspop partner Ruth.

And so into the basket,
They climbed... and soon took flight.
The other Norns waved gaily
The sun was shining bright.

Soon Bill was beaming happily,
A smile upon his lips...
But Ruth, alas... was not too bright,
And soon relaxed her grip.

The wind was blowing freely,
Ruth waved for all to see.
They hit a tree... the basket lurched...
Bill rode on...