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A Child's Dream

He floats along in his porcelain tub
on an evening sea of gold
and the ruby eyed fish wink at the child
as he shivers alone in the cold
In his nightshirt of cotton
he baits his small hook
with a heart that he picks from a pail
and raises the bed sheet 
he dragged from his room
to give his wee ship a red sail
and the dolphins do smile 
as they watch the young lad
when he drops the heart in the deep
for he wants to catch a seahorse prince
to ride and gallop and leap
the lady of evening encircles the boat
and strokes the child's soft head
then lifts him right up and carries her charge
back to his warm trundle bed
and dreams of the night in the little blue boat
are tucked away in a drawer
as the angel of sweet dreams tip toes away
and silently closes the door...

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  1. Date: 4/30/2014 9:30:00 PM
    HI VALERIE, this is a sweet win:) Congratulations, <3 always ~SKAT~ <3

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 5/1/2014 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for your comment.....xx
  1. Date: 4/26/2014 8:23:00 AM
    Valerie, ,Congratulations. <3 Thank you so much for supporting my contest. If you like, -stop by my latest blog "Dinner Date" Enjoy the tiny tribute to all the winning poems. Here's the link, just in case you're one of the new poets. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=22220&PoetID=18720 ***Have a Nice Day*** LINDA

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 5/1/2014 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much but cannot seem to get the blog above...
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:42:00 AM
    This is so sweet and cute. Full of imagery and creativity. You take the reader into the world and mind of a child with this unique write. nice job

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 4:47:00 PM
    An amazing ballad of magical quality ... such a genious to carve such wonderful imagery on the mind of a child from the mind of a child. I di dnot want to stop reading ... the flow was sweet.

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 7:38:00 PM
    Beautiful, such imagery in this is outstanding. I loved the description throughout the poem. Stacey is write, this is should be a children's books. Wow. Love, Sami.

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 7:22:00 AM
    Gentle, dreamy, loving poetry. So eloquently written with the deep love of a precious child between the lines. Too beautiful. Love, Shar