nader baheri

Once We Were Child - Poem by nader baheri

Once we were children
everything was supper
We could fly
if we hadn't trusted our mothers

Once there was no difference between boys and girls
Once it wasn't important, having wealth
How many times we fell on the ground?
We just wanted playing around
We always made a big noise
We didn't have to be poised
When we laughed in each case
But we didn't laugh in someone's face
Everything we had we did share
Which color? we didn't care

Once we were children
The sky was blue
The world wasn't so wild
That was the issue
When we loved it was real
Of dying, we didn't have any fear
Did we know what discrimination is?
Did we know how to tease?
Did we have lust? Could we tell a lie?
Now we have to tell to our childhood goodbye

Once we were children
The life was so funny
We were just called honey
And our world was summed up to our tiny

Here is a feeling in my gut
That once we were child
How close we were to God
Spite of having no attention to God.

Comments about Once We Were Child by nader baheri

  • Unwritten Soul (3/24/2013 4:22:00 AM)

    I agree with Thomas, the poem is fantastic, it tells the truth..back to the innocent time we feel the true happiness and carefree of all headache matters that live around us later...i feel it very much! _Soul (Report) Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (9/15/2012 4:33:00 PM)

    Very true! Only yesterday I observed how the civilised society push rules and system over children as young as two. Lucky the kids who lives in remote villages, they get to keep their innocence as long as possible, I guess... (Report) Reply

  • Philo Yan (9/10/2012 9:46:00 PM)

    This poem sums up what childhood used to be. Pure, innocent, fun, carefree, living
    Now the face of childhood has changed into discrimination, distrust, unhealthy, inactive, dark, abused, raped, abandoned.

    Thank for reminding us of our wonderful childhood
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  • Sina Farajzadeh (8/30/2012 12:03:00 PM)

    Once we were children...
    If we hadn't trusted our mothers...
    We fell on the ground...
    We just wanted to play / we just wanted playing...
    We made loud noise...
    Of dying we didn't have any fear...
    Did we know what discrimination was?
    Tell a lie...

    But the idea is good. Try to pay attention to grammar and spelling. Best wishes. I'd be glad to see your comments on my poems. Your pal, Sina.
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  • Kelvin Owusu (8/30/2012 4:05:00 AM)

    this is a nice descriptive of childhood, i remember how i wished i had a childhood like that and still do this well written great work (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/23/2012 3:27:00 AM)

    Super poem. I can not expect any better poem than this expressing feelings of a child which is very much realistic. a great write. In your last stanza you have stated children are close to god but they never feel the fact. Magnificent. Top. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (8/20/2012 6:13:00 AM)

    Wow, amazing one...i have read this poem for two times, this work really shows how we were and how we are now, the meaning is so deep and sharp. i like the lines: How many times we felt on the ground?
    We just wanted to playing around.) they are really meaningful.! i love this poem so much Dear Nader. Keep up it.!
    Well done
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 1, 2012

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