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Originally published: 10th October 2020

Image by BedexpStock from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st = in "A Brian Strand RHYME ME'' Poetry Contest.


 

He stepped inside and smiled and prayed then blasted off to space. He overtook his nemesis to clinch the Grand Prix race. He delved the depths of deep blue seas inside as it submerged. He fixed the engine just before the railway lines converged. He flew the plane near to the ground then looped it in the sky. He stood on top of Everest and jumped and didn't die. He fought off several hungry sharks then rowed towards the shore. He drove and looked out of the tank to help us win the war. He stepped inside the Fort Knox safe having mastered all its locks. Yes, ‘He’ was me when I was small.. ..and I loved that cardboard box.

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Date: 8/21/2021 4:33:00 PM
Awww, love it, Gary, I dived in wondering just who was the greatest hero in the world, of course it is you, and what a wonderful tale you tell of your heroic exploits, well gel, the best fun I ever had was jumping off the wardrobe using an umbrella onto the bed, enuff said . . . : /
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Date: 8/22/2021 12:10:00 AM
Thanks so much Ms Indiana Poppins :) I remember a presenter of a now defunct young kids' TV show 'Play School here in the UK explaining that when he was first interviewed for his job he was just given a big cardboard box and met with a wall of silence by those interviewing him...he let his imagination run wild..Cheers - Gary
Date: 8/15/2021 2:05:00 AM
Why to negative people mind clings
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Date: 8/15/2021 2:40:00 AM
Hi Christuraj Thanks for reading. I have to hold my hands up and admit in this instance that I'm not clear as to what you mean..but I'm all ears :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/1/2020 6:20:00 AM
Nostalgia at its best, Gary--vividly descriptive of the child's imagination! Made me smile. Janice
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Date: 12/1/2020 7:28:00 AM
Thank you Janice! :) I never did grow up. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 11/20/2020 1:06:00 PM
Gary: Now I know what a time machine does. It takes you back 75 years to relive things you wouldn't want to change. Thank you for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 11/20/2020 1:28:00 PM
Time machine..back to a time when a child was encouraged to - or indeed had to - use his / her imagination :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 10/14/2020 5:46:00 PM
What fun for children there is to be had from sitting in a cardboard box. Fantastic imagination, great read. Belle
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Gary Radice
Date: 10/15/2020 1:55:00 AM
Thanks Belle! Yes, who needed toys when you could improvise? With a cardboard box, the world was my crab stick..or oyster.. or whatever :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 10/12/2020 8:25:00 AM
There is nothing to compare in truthfulness, free expression, and human longing than the mind of a child. It like your beautiful poem depicts is a journey we should all partake in regardless of our age. Love it!
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Date: 10/12/2020 10:09:00 AM
I couldn't agree more about the mind of a child. Thank you for your comments.
Date: 10/11/2020 1:18:00 PM
hey this is VERY clever. I sure hope it gets a win for the great show of imagination.
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Gary Radice
Date: 10/11/2020 1:37:00 PM
Hi Andrea - It got an HM so that was nice. Thanks for your comments. Cheers- Gary
Date: 10/11/2020 9:16:00 AM
Oh! To be able to create such realities from nothing but a box. A delightful poem in praise of a lost ability (perhaps not lost for a poet). I loved reading it, especially the kicker of the last verse.
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Date: 10/11/2020 9:31:00 AM
Thank you Geoffrey :) I agree about lost abilities and really do believe children today are taught WHAT to think and not HOW. Cheers - Gary