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Boyhood Fantasy

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Below is the poem entitled Boyhood Fantasy which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Boyhood Fantasy

I wanted to be a cowboy
So I put on a hat
Yet I never learned to ride a horse

I wanted to be a policeman
So I strapped on a toy gun
Yet I was to young to drive a car

I wanted to be a fireman
I put on a yellow coat
Yet I could not walk in the boots

Each one a dream
A young boy's fantasy
Yet none of them ended up being me

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  1. Date: 5/11/2013 6:50:00 PM
    I read this the other day, I had to chuckle, I always wanted to be a pilot, bit out of my league really, and ended up in the army, hmmm. It's true we rarely end up where we thought when young, great poem. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2013 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard, in the end we hopefully find some measure of satisfaction in what we are doing. Thanks for your visits today.
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:45:00 AM
    Hi, Rick! I had no BOYhood fantasy (^_^) but I can understand you very well! And I'm happy you are a poet now to talk about our humanly conditions! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2013 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Hanitra!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:31:00 PM
    Hey Rick... I've responded to all your comments. Also to answer your question the Mondo is basically a Questionku but with the second stanza being the answer. Originally it was to be written by two poets (one asks a question the other answers in an interesting way). I answered my own question because I don't know any poets in person... lol.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2013 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Interesting, after I came up with the Questionku I started doing an answer ku.. If you would like to try one with me I am happy to play.
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:54:00 PM
    and thats why it is called a fantasy!hope your days are filled with hapiness.take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No complaints, I hope your days are moving in the same direction.
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Pure and simple write. Well done.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks A.O
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:47:00 AM
    I remember wanting to be a candy-maker and/or and an archaeologist (kinda odd fantasies at that age, I suppose). In a way I did end up with the candy dream. Every summer I make and sell cotton candy at a baseball stadium... lol. It's fun to reminisce on what we wanted to be long ago... I think it's very rare when those boyhood dreams actually end up being you. Fun little poem...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Candy man, I can see that. :0)
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:57:00 AM
    We all wondered what we would be or even what we could be .

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No complaints at this end.
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Being a poet is a far grander thing and you fit that to a T! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I never would have imagined this as a boy.