Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa

Silver Star - 3,597 Points (Apirl 28 1986 / Otukpo)

My Childhood - Poem by Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa

Before i had my innocence thrown
Between the laps of women '

Before i knew that a red rose can
Win a lady's heart.

Back when my heart has no
Wings yet it flys.

What is more cherishable than the
Smiles on my mother's lips when
She feeds me?

Then life was a smile of dove,
Running through the streets
Barefooted had the seeming of honey'

Voices of my peers at the playground
Was uplifting '

Dancing under the rain was always more
Inspiring than the voice of my teachers.

I was an ordinary African child finding
My ways through it soil..

I had a childhood i wish i could
Taste again..

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood


Comments about My Childhood by Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa

  • Ash Adetayo (8/13/2017 8:23:00 AM)


    I was an ordinary African child finding My ways through it soil..I love this line (Report) Reply

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/6/2016 8:58:00 PM)


    A creative and compelling composition that is loaded with nostalgia. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (11/8/2015 11:59:00 AM)


    the first time i read this, i missed flys as an english error [if you don't want to claim poetic license]. ha ha. i am not a perfect english student myself, so i looked up the tenses of the verb fly to check on things for us.

    here is what i found: (look at singular present tense)

    you seem to use apostrophes ['] in some places where i would not expect them, such as after Barefooted had the seeming of honey' . i wonder why you do this. hmm? :)



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    English Verb - To Fly

    Infinitive - to fly
    Present participle - flying
    Past participle - flown


    1. Present Tense

    Singular
    I fly
    You fly
    He/she/it flies

    Plural
    We fly
    You fly
    They fly

    2. Present Progressive Tense

    Singular
    I am flying
    You are flying
    He/she/it is flying

    Plural
    We are flying
    You are flying
    They are flying

    3. Past Tense

    Singular
    I flew
    You flew
    He/she/it flew

    Plural
    We flew
    You flew
    They flew

    4. Present Perfect Tense

    Singular
    I have flown
    You have flown
    He/she/it has flown

    Plural
    We have flown
    You have flown
    They have flown

    5. Present Perfect Progressive Tense

    Singular
    I have been flying
    You have been flying
    He/she/it has been flying

    Plural
    We have been flying
    You have been flying
    They have been flying

    6. Past Progressive Tense

    Singular
    I was flying
    You were flying
    He/she/it was flying

    Plural
    We were flying
    You were flying
    They were flying

    7. Past Perfect Tense

    Singular
    I had flown
    You had flown
    He/she/it had flown

    Plural
    We had flown
    You had flown
    They had flown

    8. Past Perfect Progressive Tense

    Singular
    I had been flying
    You had been flying
    He/she/it had been flying

    Plural
    We had been flying
    You had been flying
    They had been flying

    9. Future Tense

    Singular
    I will fly
    You will fly
    He/she/it will fly

    Plural
    We will fly
    You will fly
    They will fly

    10. Future Progressive Tense

    Singular
    I will be flying
    You will be flying
    He/she/it will be flying

    Plural
    We will be flying
    You will be flying
    They will be flying

    11. Future Perfect Tense

    Singular
    I will have flown
    You will have flown
    He/she/it will have flown

    Plural
    We will have flown
    You will have flown
    They will have flown

    12. Future Perfect Progressive Tense

    Singular
    I will have been flying
    You will have been flying
    He/she/it will have been flying

    Plural
    We will have been flying
    You will have been flying
    They will have been flying
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    you seem to use apostrophes ['] in some places where i would not expect them, such as after Barefooted had the seeming of honey' . i wonder why you do this. hmm? :)

    nice poem. now i'll try to get to the next one: Our First Kiss

    thanks for sharing. bri ;)
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  • (11/7/2015 11:59:00 PM)


    original poem in the rain you can edit a poem and armpits have no place in this lovely poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (10/28/2015 10:55:00 PM)


    I like this but plan to read it again another day and leave more comment then, or send a message. I have some suggestions; I’ll leave one here.

    “Dancing under the rain was always
    Inspiring than the voice of my teachers.” …………..put “more” between “always” and “inspiring”. I can …………………………………………………………understand, if I think of some of MY teachers I guess!

    favorite lines:

    “I had a childhood i wish i could
    Taste again..” …………………………yes! a “taste” would be nice now and then, but I wouldn’t go back if it meant I’d have to relive all my life until now; too much was not nearly as good as childhood! ! !

    armpits? they must do something different with women in Nigeria!

    thanks for sharing. bri :)
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  • Maria Sharon Moemise (10/28/2015 8:33:00 AM)


    I get such a sense of déjà vu when I read this poem. Very well structured, the thought behind it is very touching. Great writing, my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (10/27/2015 1:56:00 AM)


    Beautiful. Lucid and contaminating. Childhood! Very successful to demonstrate the divine phase of innocent days. Thank you very much.10 (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (10/26/2015 8:58:00 PM)


    Lovely poem evoking memories of childhood. There are times when all of us wish we could go back. Great picture. What fun to play in the rain! (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (10/26/2015 10:07:00 AM)


    So beautiful with your fresh voice as the pure innocence of your lines take childhood as a memory of a mystery called paradise! (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/26/2015 9:42:00 AM)


    Wish I could get back my childhood too. The memory of childhood days will always remain in mind. Beautifully composed. Nice. Keep inking. (Report) Reply

  • Kenneth Maswabi (10/26/2015 4:12:00 AM)


    The simple life of African childhood...the essence of Africa. Well captured my friend.I like it very much. (Report) Reply

  • Tony Adah (10/26/2015 12:52:00 AM)


    This is a great about the times we can not regain. You make look back at my daring days. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/25/2015 11:39:00 PM)


    Sentimental expression on childhood so nicely presented. I like this poem very much. The favorite lines are - - What is more cherishable than the
    Smiles on my mother's lips when
    She feeds me? Thanks for sharing. - - - 10
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  • (10/25/2015 8:14:00 PM)


    I can relate to the sentiment you have expressed in this poem even though I grew up in Canada. Life and increasing responsibilities and maturation change matters for all of us. But there is a simple beauty in childhood that you have portrayed well when we were free to run and dance in the rain and had others cooking for us and working to pay our way. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/25/2015 7:45:00 AM)


    This is everyone's wish....... I feel! Many of my poems are on childhood experiences! It was a time of carefree bliss when we got lot of love from our parents and sweet companionship from our friends! Getting wet in the rain was every child's pleasure! Sweet poem... Enyinwa! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/25/2015 6:29:00 AM)


    Great work! With the muse of Africa. Growing up. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (10/25/2015 5:17:00 AM)


    Kids under the rain! great picture - as a museum painting! dance! cool!
    I also miss my childhood.
    Virginity forever!
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  • (10/24/2015 5:45:00 PM)


    Great childhood memories, you have given a memorable and tantalizing expression to them in your poem. We all wish we could go back in time to relive them again, but alas it's not to be. Love the innocence and purity of childhood, it is so much like the rain! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/24/2015 1:33:00 PM)


    Verily, a lovely poem depicting the memories of the childhood
    and a very beautiful presentation of the content expressing the
    innocence of the childhood and the joy of events like rain....10
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  • (10/24/2015 8:35:00 AM)


    I had a childhood I wish I could
    Taste again......
    Of course, for a majority the memories of childhood are enchanting and worth tasting again, if at all possible. Great write. Enjoyed reading.10 ++
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2015


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