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Watching Clouds a Swap Quatrain

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Watching Clouds a Swap Quatrain

Where I once sat, another dreams
Of life and all its crazy schemes;
Some drifting clouds to wonder at -
Another dreams where I once sat.

Still living there, that child in me,
A barefoot boy and fancy free
Whose secrets he will always share,
That child in me, still living there.

To distant shores, on ships I sailed
Where pirates told their magic tales
Of treasure chests and ancient lore,
On ships I sailed to distant shores.

Now watching clouds another boy
Is captain of his fleet deployed;
Imagination's gift endows
Another boy now watching clouds.


Feb. 22, 2014

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 3:17:00 AM
    Craig congrats on your win...David

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 9:27:00 PM
    Craig, you master the form in a way that accentuates your story, your work is art and you are a winner!

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:08:00 PM
    Wow Craig this is a lovely poem and once again you show how much more can be done with this form...i really enjoyed it H

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 12:24:00 PM
    I think this is my favorite of all of them..and there are some outstanding writes.Way to go! BG

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 11:16:00 AM
    I HAD to put this in my top three because the theme is one that I particularly enjoy in poetry. Wonderful message and with your usual flowing style I love so much. I think people get disappointed when they score lower with me, but they just don't understand how important good meter is for me!! Congrats, Craig.

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 9:58:00 AM
    Spectacular and magical! Congratulations Craig.

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Enjoyed the rhyme perfect, craig

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:51:00 AM
    you are on a roll with yet another crowning glory, craig.. ..sweet 'grads on your award!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:18:00 AM
    A great work you did here , congrats Craig.

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 8:45:00 PM
    Oh Craig, I love this nostalgic piece....it has a charm that reminds me of Robert Louis Stevenson.. I don't know why, but his endearing poems of childhood popped into my head. Love this!

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 12:08:00 AM
    Hey, HANDSOME! This is simply MARVELOUS! So seamless...smooth...and dreamy! You will give us stiff competition with this one I see it going straight to the top! Miss those clandestine meetings as well! ;) You know where to find me!

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:39:00 PM
    This is wonderful and dreamy. I tried out this form with different topics...but it lends itself to this one very easily. I'm putting it into my favs. Thanks. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 2:19:00 PM
    Really stunning Craig – Wonderful!