(7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)


Remebrances so lasting,
From the time I clung
To my mothers breasts,
Walking with faltering steps,
Finding the fun in running,
Chasing the puppy
In the corridors of home,
Smelling the flowers,
So different and beautiful,
Trying to catch squirrels,
Playing with the caught crab,
Playing football in the field,
Dreaming of becoming a Pele,
A mahout, bus driver, farmer,
Learing to peddle the bike,
Looking stealthily at pretty girls,
Loving to be kissed and caressed,
Running to school with friends,
What a great life it was,
Never to return, when was
It better at five, ten or seventeen.

Submitted: Monday, October 29, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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  • Analou Pabalate (11/4/2007 12:58:00 AM)

    yea...........if i had one dream and if made a chance to come true i wish to be a child forever............for a child is innocent...............for a child is pure in heart............for a child love's is true..........for a child often says truth..........for a child always dream and hopes................for a child bears nothing but happiness......tnxs! (Report) Reply

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