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Paper Dreams

I built a paper sail boat to take me out to see;
What lies beyond the setting sun in lands across the sea.

The boats a smaller replica of the big one that I'll make,
to hold all of my fantasies and a dozen chocolate cakes.

I chose my hamster, Freddy, as the captain, but I think...
He's overly excited or had too much to drink..

Either way - he's off, oh, look at Fred, he's having so much fun.
"Good bye my friend, I'll see you when we meet the setting sun".

But, as I wave my last farewell , my smile turns to a frown,
As I watch poor Fred, bailing water, as his mighty ship goes down.

So, heed my tale adventures, please heed what I just wrote,
Don't sail away on paper dreams 'cause paper dreams don't float.

Keep your feet on solid ground and if you you choose to sail,
Remember Fred, I fear he's dead, 'cause he forgot the pail.

Copyright © Randy Biffany

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  1. Date: 2/5/2014 10:10:00 PM
    This is everything poetry should be....awesome...

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Randy. Love Carol

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 10:21:00 AM
    I love children's poetry...The Owl and the Pussy Car. This one goes a little beyond, but some kids would love it. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 1:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Randy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 4:16:00 PM
    This was too cute Randy! Thanks for bringing a smile to a dreary Monday. I liked how you mixed philosophy with a fairytale type of poem; although don't most children's poems have alternate meanings (lol). Congratulations on making the finals!

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 7:39:00 PM
    Randy, kudos on this selected poem going through the finals! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 10:57:00 AM
    Randy, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 12:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 8:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on this wonderful poem making it through first round! A delightful read! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 5:41:00 PM
    Dear Randy, Best wishes through to the next round. Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round Randy.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week, Randy! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 10:33:00 AM
    Wonderful write, Randy !! Know a good illustrator? ... this is a children's book for sure (well, maybe without the last stanza ... smile). Congratulations on this outstanding writing being featured this week here at the Soup !!

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 6:18:00 AM
    I especially liked the 6th couplet. Congratulations on this well deserved feature of the week. Lainie

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:52:00 AM
    amazing peace of art randy , Noura

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 7:58:00 PM
    Randy, congrats on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 6:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Randy >>James

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 7:20:00 AM
    Congrats on your poetry being featured this week… please keep writing… great you! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 3:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Randy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 6:03:00 PM
    Creative way to convey your message. Congratulations on having your well-written poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen