Paper Boats

Paper Boats

A Poem by Abhilash Hegde

Once, long ago
I floated those little paper boats
down the sparkling stream.

I gazed at them in abundant joy
as they sailed one by one
to a land far away.

Sometimes, it rained;
leaving my little life boats
all feeble and wet.

I held tight,
bit my teeth hard
and prayed for
their safe voyage.

I chased their trails,
and kept a keen watch
until I lost them from sights.

Today,
those little paper boats
have arrived here.

But,
an eon has passed;
we sailed far too long
for far too little
to meet again.

Now, we disremember
to know each other.

those little paper boats
I once floated 
long ago.

- AH, 03/01/2017

© 2017 Abhilash Hegde


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Adulthood has a tendency to draw us away from the wonder of being young. We don't have the same fervor for imagination in the same way because we've grown accustomed to everything around us. Decisions and responsibilities water-down lots of dreams too.

Good poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

True! I must say your observations. Thank you Relic for reading and sharing your thoughts.
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 Relic

1 Year Ago

No problem. :)



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I love the line ... disremember ... which suggests we refuse to. Your title caught my eye, and I am glad I stopped by for a visit.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

Yes, life is that! - we forget, we refuse to remember and only past can remind us of who we were som.. read more
The joy and the fun of our youth. We can rebirth by teaching our children. A wonderful poem shared Abhilash.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

Thank you much for reading. Glad to hear your thoughts on it. Appreciate you stopping by and reviewi.. read more
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

I did and you re welcome my friend.
A very sweet nostalgic write. Those childhood memories keep us from losing some of the wonder and hopefulness that often accompanies youth. A wonderful read for a rainy day here in North Carolina. I wish I could send some your way!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

Thank you Dara for visiting and sharing your thoughts on this write. I wouldn't mind if you sent a c.. read more
Dara

1 Year Ago

I almost feel guilty with the deluge we are having accompanying Hurricane Sally and poor Cali so dry.. read more
Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

lol! I get the pun here :P
Yeah, let's all be safe from all that is happening around us. Hope.. read more
This is brilliant in its simplicity, the way your straightforward description conjures up a TON of stuff! Of course we all remember following a leaf that's floating down a stream & pretending it's a boat. Where do all these boats/leaves end up? Your poem speaks to me of the wonder of chasing a thing . . . it's always so much better than catching the thing. After we catch it, it becomes hard work to make life happen with whatever prize we think we've won. It's so much more fun to just keep chasing the dream. Some people never graduate beyond that (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

Truly!.. leaves/paper boats - we followed them down a stream and always kept a watch where they ende.. read more
Quite enjoyed paper boats when I was a kid, a skill probably lost to kids now.
The race to see whose boat could get down the river without sinking.
They'll be a health and safety code on paper boats now, you can just guarantee it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

Thanks for stopping by, Paul and sharing your thoughts on this one. Yes, the race was always fun, ni.. read more
Adulthood has a tendency to draw us away from the wonder of being young. We don't have the same fervor for imagination in the same way because we've grown accustomed to everything around us. Decisions and responsibilities water-down lots of dreams too.

Good poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

1 Year Ago

True! I must say your observations. Thank you Relic for reading and sharing your thoughts.
So.. read more
 Relic

1 Year Ago

No problem. :)
I also wrote a similar poem on paper boats. I liked the journey and story you created with the words.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

3 Years Ago

Thank you Najam..
Najam Us Saher

3 Years Ago

You're welcome.
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A great little write on nostalgia and the long gone days of youth.

As we age we grow out of all the hobbies and things we used to do to entertain ourselves. They fall in the face of maturity and responsibility. But the memories of those days remain with us forever, cherished and stored in a safe place in our minds.

I enjoyed the idea behind this poem, paper boats....although my youth was more about paper airplanes!

A very nice write, Abhilash. Good to see you active again on this forum.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

4 Years Ago

Thanks Doodley for the review! Yeah, refreshing some of the old memories and seeing ourselves throug.. read more
Paper Boats! I know this feeling and it brings sense of nostalgia with it..
Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

4 Years Ago

Yep, it's a dose of nostalgia and feels always nice to relive and soak back in those times again :) .. read more
Sweet little poem. Joy and beauty in the simple things of life right. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abhilash Hegde

4 Years Ago

Yes, so true. Simple little things in life are joyous and beautiful :) They 're priceless! Thanks An.. read more

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