Ferdinand L Quintos

Rookie - 10 Points (October 18,1942 / Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines)

Paper Boat - Poem by Ferdinand L Quintos

We watched a paper boat
on the river afloat,
we followed it totter
‘midst a mass of litter,
before the river bend
it sank and ‘twas the end,
you said you read of it,
which you can not forget,
in prose and lots of verses
in some English classes,
then you asked with candor
its use as metaphor,
that was a hay maker,
no word I can mutter,
but fast I recovered
and I have deciphered
what paper boat is for
when used as metaphor,
it stands for frailty
to fight difficulty,

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Paper Boat by Ferdinand L Quintos

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]