Jaishree Nair

Nostalgic Memories - Poem by Jaishree Nair

How well I remember..
those steps where innocence had played many pranks...

How well I remember...
those classrooms where childhood had painted the walls with bright colours

How well I remember...
those fights for seats on last bench -the origin of many crazy and spooky ideas

How well I remember...
those literature classes where pin drop silence was required to travel to the world of fiction and poetry..

How well I remember...
those struggles for getting the Same answers when maths problems were repeated....

How well I remember...
those days of sprinting and jumping for those medals-
now nostalgic showpieces.

How well I remember...
those sly readings of forbidden comics hidden
in the desk drawers.

How well I realise the futility of searching
for those colours of childhood freedoms
lost somewhere in the journey
never to regain; never to relive.

How well I realise now
the love and effort of those social builders..
Perhaps they have inspired my unconscious consciousness
to follow their path...like a shadow...in their illuminance.....

Topic(s) of this poem: nostalgia

Comments about Nostalgic Memories by Jaishree Nair

  • (9/26/2015 1:38:00 AM)

    Very true words reminding me of so many things in school also, when younger. All kinds of emotions were brought forth in your poem, I enjoyed it immensely! Thank you so much for the memories. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Amitava Sur (9/26/2015 12:36:00 AM)

    A lovely nostalgic poem - Jayasree, reminding me of my early school days where you took me with the flow of your poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/23/2015 8:27:00 AM)

    Marvellous speculation. You have realised the nostalgia is enough. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. .....10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/20/2015 1:31:00 PM)

    brilliant poem, Jaishree! Nostalgia is pleasant, but only when you realize that even though you cannot go back, that those experiences made you who you are now. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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