The Dream Chaser


The Dream Chaser



It’s such a lovely day today--

Meandering, the river flows

And carries with it paper boats

That dance and dip as they go by


I watch them as they catch the wind

And quickly sail away with it

I don’t know where they’re going to

I do know where they’ve just now been


The builder, who with tiny hands

And chubby fingers crafted them


Their creases sealed up water tight

And sent to find some magic light

Shipped out to find a distant sea

They’re chased to where they land softly


And gently, pushed away again

Swift, sent to chase the river down

Go carefree, floating, bouncing off

Sailing out, enchanted, going free


And followed by their architect

Who hurries by saluting me--


He’s loaded in them all his hopes

And put inside them all his dreams

And filled them to the brim with things

That we as children know we need


And sitting at the river’s edge

I smile and I watch him play

I know that he will be okay--

With big ideas, giant hopes


My boy is launching out his boats

My boy is launching out his boats



Donald Dean Mace


Donald Dean Mace is an artist, poet, guitarist and freelance writer living and working quietly in Yuma, Arizona.  He has travelled the world extensively (Europe, Africa and Asia) and in the 1980’s and 1990’s he lived and worked in Germany for a total of 10 years.  He is currently working on a novel.  He has been published by Ariel Chart, the Yuma Daily Sun, the Arizona Western College Literary Magazine, and his poetry was featured in a public service broadcast.  He is Pushcart Award nominee for poetry and he was a guest on Mark Antony Rossi’s podcast, Strength to be Human.


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