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When we were young we loved our fairy tales
A frog could  be a prince with just one kiss
Each cloud, a boat where dreamers could set sail
Imagination was the great abyss

Too soon we grew and lost our innocence
Found out that swords are never pulled from stones
That dreams come true but only with expense 
And happy ever after's come and gone

Yet some of us still wish upon a star
Believe that rainbows come with pots of gold
Reality is life for most comes hard
And love like water runs both hot and cold

Like you I wish that fairy tales came true
But grown ups know they very seldom do



   by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/6/2018 7:01:00 PM
This is superb! Best wishes and sincere congrats on your win in Nina's contest, Daniel - blessings to you and yours for a joyous holiday season, my friend! :-)
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Date: 12/6/2018 6:41:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Danny! Janice
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Date: 12/6/2018 4:25:00 PM
Wonderful nostalgic sonnet Daniel, if a little sad... gorgeous flow... congratulations on a very well deserved place in my contest!
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Date: 1/25/2018 4:03:00 AM
Daniel, I enjoyed this poem tremendously!
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Date: 6/25/2017 7:51:00 PM
What a lovely sonnet. This is a treasure Blessings, Vivien (Scarlett)
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Date: 6/26/2017 9:06:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Scarlett. I'm glad you liked it:)
Date: 12/20/2016 8:22:00 AM
Nicely done, Daniel. Congratulations! ...Fran
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Date: 12/20/2016 10:31:00 AM
Thank you, sir. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 12/19/2016 9:20:00 AM
Lovely sonnet, Daniel...congrats on your win :)
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Date: 12/19/2016 1:43:00 PM
Thank you, Laura:)
Date: 12/19/2016 5:39:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Daniel. You know my fondness for this poem! 7 ; )
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Date: 12/19/2016 1:42:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. You know my fondness for you:)
Date: 12/17/2016 5:43:00 AM
What a beautiful sonnet, and I love the picture. Wish we all could believe in dreams and fairy tales.
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Date: 12/17/2016 1:59:00 PM
Never stop believing Darren. "If wishes were horses, only dreamers would ride" John Butcher Axis.
Date: 12/16/2016 9:14:00 PM
a big HURRAH that you got on the top ten with this fine poem of yours , Daniel. It's simple but its truth is most eloquently portrayed!
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Date: 12/17/2016 1:58:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. I am indeed honored:)
Date: 12/16/2016 10:35:00 AM
Congratulations Daniel :)
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Date: 12/16/2016 12:36:00 PM
Thank you, Gary:)
Date: 12/16/2016 10:21:00 AM
I'm back to say congratulations, Daniel. This wonderful sonnet has been a favorite since November! Janice
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Date: 12/16/2016 12:35:00 PM
Thank you, Janice:) I am thrilled that so many have been able to relate:)
Date: 12/16/2016 9:47:00 AM
I still wish upon a star, hope and dream. Congratulations on your very best in which there are so many others . Hugs
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Date: 12/16/2016 12:30:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Eve:) It is indeed an honor for me.
Date: 11/26/2016 12:49:00 PM
Daniel, I absolutely love this poem. It has just the right touch of nostalgia combined with excellent flow and imagery. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 12/16/2016 12:27:00 PM
Thank you, Paul. I'm glad you enjoyed it:)
Date: 11/21/2016 8:12:00 AM
Fairy tales teach us how to dream beautiful dreams. In the harsh reality of life, we must not lose this talent! I love this wondrful poem, Daniel! Congrats! Hugs, Sheila
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Date: 11/21/2016 8:14:00 AM
Thank you Sheila. I appreciate your kind comments and support:)
Date: 11/19/2016 3:51:00 AM
Way to spoil my dreams, Daniel, I believed in fairy tales and happily-ever-afters, lol, good one.
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Date: 11/20/2016 8:50:00 AM
Thanks Phil:) I still do:)
Date: 11/14/2016 5:30:00 AM
Wonderful!
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Date: 11/14/2016 1:00:00 PM
Thank you, Sabbath:)
Date: 11/14/2016 3:24:00 AM
Well done, or rather, well said!
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Date: 11/14/2016 1:00:00 PM
Thank you, Jane. I appreciate your kindness and your support:)
Date: 11/13/2016 1:46:00 PM
What a wonderful poem x really touching x
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Date: 11/14/2016 12:59:00 PM
Thank you Mrs Wendy. So glad you liked it. I appreciate your kind comments and friendly visits.
Date: 11/12/2016 11:06:00 PM
Congrats! its so touching and who ever stop thinking of those days! You made me travel in time...Well done Daniel. :)
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Date: 11/13/2016 8:03:00 AM
Thank you Sunita. I'm glad you liked it. We all like to dream:) I appreciate your kind comments.
Date: 11/12/2016 8:13:00 PM
Daniel congratulations on your potd with this wonderful write ~
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Date: 11/13/2016 8:01:00 AM
Thank you Constance. I appreciate your kind comments and support.
Date: 11/11/2016 6:47:00 AM
All has changed. While young, we were told that a man called Ajak Abergem lives on the moon! I don't believe it now! Great reminder dear and congrats.
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Date: 11/11/2016 7:27:00 AM
Thank you Sabbath, I really appreciate your kind visit and your words of support.
Date: 11/8/2016 11:46:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS
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Date: 11/8/2016 11:57:00 AM
Thank you so much, Yasemin:)
Date: 11/8/2016 1:26:00 AM
Wow, I'm glad this one was chosen to be Poem of the Week, Daniel:) truly well deserved:) I'm adding another 7:)
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Date: 11/8/2016 11:56:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. Ireally appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 11/7/2016 6:44:00 AM
Hi Daniel, How did I miss this well written piece? I will still believe in the fairy tale in the midst of a sobering reality. Congratulations on getting the poem of the week. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 11/8/2016 11:55:00 AM
Thank you, Alexis. You're very kind:)
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