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A Little Boy's Dream

Rating: 3.4
To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go
Sailing far across the sea
All alone, just little me.
And the sea is big and strong
And the journey very long.
To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go.

Sea and sky, sea and sky,
Quietly on the deck I lie,
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great 27 March 2020
I like it was amazing and imaganitive
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Alan Brown 02 April 2018
A very interesting poem.enjoyed thank you Alan
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Rick Allen 25 February 2018
Hello Alan, I'm not sure if you'll ever read this, but email me if you'd like to hear a song I made. rickambrose@hotmail.com
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Jenny Elvy 29 March 2016
A beautiful poem. Such imagination!
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John Richter 04 December 2014
An incredibly wonderful poem about true love - contentment, and a child's imagination that can only be spurred by a mother's protective and loving embrace.... I think I shall be reading more of Miss Mansfield's poetry. I'm certain that I've seen this form before but can't remember what it is called. Three octave stanzas in couplet rhyme followed by a quatrain stanza in acbd rhyme.... ? ? ?
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D.l. Aceves 22 December 2013
Change [cdaptured] to [captured]
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Soumita Sarkar 04 December 2013
Yes....Life of Pie narrated in verse............so subtle........no vivid.....
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Sawmitra Roy 16 May 2013
life of pi?
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blank blank 24 October 2012
well the poem is supposed to be a dream, a childs dream of winning a pirate fight, and journeying alone in the sea. It feels to me that he has achieved a victory against an enemy; whatever it was that he was fighting against. Instead of a dream it could be a fantastic illustration of a lonely child, fighting his own battles and winning them all alone because even the fish swim away from him. A child maturing earlier than he should becausr of lifes troubles, 'away from home and from play, only the sea as a friend' just a thought, of course
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eowyn 21 April 2020
Interesting reply. I hope that nowaday children don't get nightmares because of the electrosmog.
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Kevin Straw 23 October 2012
It's interesting that blank blank doers not like the last stanza, but can he say why he does not like i? . The whole point of the poem is that it IS a dream from which the boy wakes up.
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