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© Sailing Choices

In the eyes of the young child life lacked black or shades of grey. He travelled light. Unburdened was his mind except for dreams, till one day torrential rain washed away the bright colours and his soggy paper boats. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Contest Finish Line in Seven Sponsor: Nette Onclaud Placed 3rd © 16th May, 2020

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Date: 5/31/2020 5:57:00 AM
If the child learned well...he would know that paper boats don't float for long...a big lesson
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Date: 5/31/2020 12:57:00 PM
So it is, Arturo; we learn through experience! Thank you for stopping by. // paul
Date: 5/22/2020 12:51:00 PM
Congratulations my friend not at all surprised it was a wonderful win - Bravo! Warm regards and hugs Jennifer.
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Date: 5/24/2020 3:52:00 AM
Thank you for coming back with congrats, Jenny. Have a lovely day. Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 5/21/2020 2:23:00 PM
love this, Paul - very cleverly written indeed. Hope it was a big winner
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Date: 5/24/2020 3:44:00 AM
Thank you, Jack. A winner it was, though what I mostly look for in a contest is the inspiration it delivers! Regards // paul
Date: 5/21/2020 2:20:00 PM
Boy, did he "travel light"?! shalom, shalom my friend
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Date: 5/24/2020 3:41:00 AM
Thank you, Anil. Peace...and a blessed Sunday to you. // paul
Date: 5/20/2020 6:23:00 PM
Back with congrats on your splendid win Paul.
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Date: 5/21/2020 1:26:00 PM
Thank you for the congrats and a second visit, Vijay...truly appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 5/19/2020 11:27:00 PM
That's so true. A child with his innocence explores his dreams unburdened by the realities of this world. Congratulations on your win Paul. God bless you :)
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Date: 5/20/2020 3:53:00 PM
Thank you for your insightful comments and congrats, Aditi...I had not realized the results were out! Blessings to you, too. // paul
Date: 5/19/2020 1:58:00 AM
I'm sure the poor child was devastated - my father always used to make me colored boats as a child so I could play in the bath. This brought back memories my friend. Good luck in the contest Paul. Hugs and warm regards, Jennifer.
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Date: 5/19/2020 12:37:00 PM
Passing from the innocent stage of childhood to adult stage and the realities of life can be quite a shock for some. Thank you for stopping by, Jenny. ~ Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 5/18/2020 6:07:00 PM
Hello Paul … like most dreams, paper boats don't last long yet its great to reminisce on childhood - thanks again Paul - Lindsay
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Date: 5/19/2020 11:46:00 AM
Thank you, Lindsay. When young we fail to see the black clouds on the horizon, till suddenly the storm is upon us! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 5/17/2020 4:34:00 PM
Paul enjoyed reading. Brought me back to being young and no worries. Hope you are well.
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Date: 5/17/2020 4:49:00 PM
Thank you, Michael. It's good to see you back in action! So far life is not being too unkind, considering there are so many others who have so much to put up with! Take care. Regards // paul
Date: 5/17/2020 4:00:00 PM
Poor little guy. I wonder what he replaced them with?? Perhaps another poem.:0)
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Date: 5/17/2020 4:39:00 PM
Perhaps he still managed to salvage some of those dreams! ~ Thank you for stopping by, Richard. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 5/17/2020 3:25:00 PM
My son loved to send his paper boats afloat, even in puddles. Thank you for bringing back such sweet memories Paul. I loved this! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/17/2020 4:27:00 PM
I am glad you could relate to my poem, Connie. I used to do the same:) Thank you for your pleasant visit. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 5/17/2020 10:22:00 AM
Dreams can be fragile... My new contest is called fragility of dreams.... I liked your take for this contest...
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Date: 5/16/2020 4:55:00 PM
Like how you showed life through the eyes of a child Paul. It's a shame as you get older your worries and concerns multiply. Good luck in the contest Tom
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Date: 5/16/2020 5:50:00 PM
We can both bear witness to that, Tom :) Thank you for stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 5/16/2020 4:35:00 PM
the innocence of childhood perfectly portray Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/16/2020 5:09:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. Hope all's well with all the family! Regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 5/16/2020 4:14:00 PM
How innocent are those dreams! Beautifully depicted, Paul--the realities of life!! All the best.
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Date: 5/16/2020 4:27:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. Those realities make their presence felt, one day or another! Regards // paul
Date: 5/16/2020 3:51:00 PM
Sad truth none of us escape. Poetry helps. Terrific, Paul.
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Date: 5/16/2020 4:18:00 PM
You were quick on the draw, Wayne....thank you for being my first commenting visitor...and for liking :) Regards // paul