Arti Chopra

Childhood Revisited

memories of childhood...
such a wonderful, hazy, warm feeling,
special memories, filled with love
come welling up, and send my senses reeling,

aromatic fragrance, wafting up from the kitchen,
aroma of my mothers cooking,
father getting ready for work,
how handome he is looking,

I'm ready for school., hair plaited,
clutch my little, sisters hand tightly
bags perched securely on our backs
and off we go, skipping lightly,

lessons and studies, dilligently done,
supervised by dad, but always fun,
carefree, happy times were those
one could do, what one chose....

the familiar house, and the close kinship
so many friends, and closely knit friendship,
no cares, no worries, they were not for us,
only love and protection, and a special fuss,

what wonderful years I can never forget
a happy childhood is an important asset
and now we are grown........
only memories are left....

when we are feeling down, or nostalgic,
just go back to those magical years...
relive those times, that sparkling innocence,
that time, devoid of from doubt and fears

oh childhood...so quickly did you fly
your very memory makes us sigh...
and remember.and smile, and feel content
for the Godgiven wonderful years, so well spent...

oh childhood, I hope I have been a good mother,
what I learnt from you, I hope I have given another,
a treasure for my children, to recall, and to cherish
a treasure to revel in and sustain, when we perish.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Poem Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/2/2016 1:15:00 AM)

    oh childhood, I hope I have been a good mother,
    what I learnt from you, I hope I have given another,
    a treasure for my children, to recall, and to cherish
    a treasure to revel in and sustain, when we perish.
    A poem laden with reality and nostalgia.
    Thanks for sharing.10 for it.

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  • mohsin amin khan (5/9/2010 1:52:00 AM)

    really it is the poem of reality
    i have heared from my uncle the days you had all in jammu kashmir as children so much lovely days
    i always wish by this poem if i had only a single day of yours like childhood
    a beautifull poem

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  • Risha : Ahmed (1/20/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    Really beautiful and touching.

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  • Catastrophe King (9/26/2006 4:10:00 PM)

    The simplicity in your poem is worth its length(weight) in gold.... and the flow of the words or verses are simply superb. A very good write.... refreshing memories of the childhood. Good piece of work worth a 10!

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  • Aashish Ameya (9/20/2006 6:09:00 AM)

    bachpan ke din bhi kya din the...good work..

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  • Marilyn Shepperson (9/20/2006 5:22:00 AM)

    A deeply thoughtful and pleasing poem. Marilyn

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  • Kee Thampi (9/20/2006 5:06:00 AM)

    what wonderful years I can never forget
    a happy childhood is an important asset
    and now we are grown........
    only memories are left....

    you made lively pic. of a golden lone days not to a forget

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  • Prasanna Kumari (9/20/2006 3:26:00 AM)

    though an ordinary poem that brought back memories of childhood.it is when present is unpleasant we go back to the past to feel the pleasure, usually.i enjoyed the poem

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