Cardboard Boats and Butterflies

by Cindy   Sep 14, 2008

Cardboard boxes were our boats
Carrying us to far off lands
Sawhorses became camels
Traveling across hot desert sand

The dog was our lion
Prowling through jungles deep
At night prayers were said
Asking the Lord our soul's to keep

Morning sun would wake us
To a flight on butterfly wings
Taking us to fairyland
Beneath the evergreens

Kitchen chairs became carriages
To carry us to our King
Waiting there was the prince
With a shining bubble gum ring

Our magical days of childhood
How quickly they passed us by
Wishing those times back again
When we traveled side by side.

Dedicated to my 2 sisters Debbie and Kim
Thanks for the journey.

Written by: Cynthia Graver
Sept 14, 2008


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  • 15 years ago

    by Sylvia

    This brought back memories of my childhood and the imagination we used as children to be someone or something other than ourselves. How we could be happy with the things we had at hand and not something that was bought forus.

  • 15 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    Just lovely...
    affective, effective, and full of Truth..
    how very grateful you must be..

  • 15 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy


    you have writen a timeless piece here... Well, I hope it is timeless, I wonder whether todays children play with the same imagination as we did. In an age of computers, I fear that a lot of their creativity is made up by programmers on the screen in front of them.

    In each verse you describe familiar memories from my/our childhood, so timeless for me at least, oh how I wish I could return to those endless summers spent in far off mystical lands, adventuring though jungles, fighting Zulus and crocodiles and all this before mum called us in for tea!!

    I miss those innocent days. Thank you for sharing this dedication with all of us.

    Take care


  • 15 years ago

    by Gasttlee

    You used lot of lovely images that really unites and fits the poem altogether. It shows the depth of true friendship. 5/5

  • 15 years ago

    by Jess Shaw

    Thats really touching and beautifully wrote