Those Were The Days Poem by Jaishree Nair

Those Were The Days

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A girl intelligent,
Inquisitive by nature;
Answers to questions unlimited-
She expected from mom always! !

One Day

Mom warned her-
Do not TOUCH the heater
Liable for shock -you will be;
She wanted to know what
Electric shock was!
Boldly touched-
And the meaning experienced! ! ! !

NEVER AGAIN- she decided! !

Another Day;

She saw a cycle wheel spinning;
Curiosity aroused she inquired-
What is that? ?
Do not TOUCH -
Was the irritated reply,

She tentatively put her finger
In the wheel spinning
Screamed... blood everywhere! ! ! !

NEVER AGAIN- she decided! !

In a busy street;
Vehicles rushing here; there; everywhere;
She stood with her mom
who ordered- Do not CROSS the road,
She thought- Why not? ?
She ran across- screeching sounds of brakes,
And shouting and yelling and cursing,
Frightened; she cowered behind her mom.

NEVER AGAIN- she decided! !

Now; she is a social builder;
In an institution reputed,
Recalling her childhood,
And sharing and sighing....

Those were the days........! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: childhood
Madathil Rajendran Nair 07 March 2015

Jaishree, beautiful! I am happy she survived to be a social builder. We do indeed need people who brave against odds. Would you like to go with a 10 as I see that you are the one who touched the heater and survived!

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Patricia Grantham 07 March 2015

We should learn by our mistakes in life. There are days when we dare to do things. Sometimes we have to suffer the punishment. A good teaching in this write. Nice..

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Akhtar Jawad 23 March 2015

A wonderful poem....................10

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Akhtar Jawad 23 March 2015

Such bold kids become great men, nevertheless many of them become victim of their learning by experience.

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Kee Thampi 08 March 2015

we are learn from Mum, mum are really God of nature and for us I love my mother deeply

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Chinedu Dike 27 February 2018

Beautiful writing. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing Jaishree.

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Dev Anand 10 July 2016

Now; she is a social builder; In an institution reputed, Recalling her childhood, And sharing and sighing.... inquisitive mind...... negative and positive experiences which add to your present position and helps you to take proper decisions........ thank you dear poetess.

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Kishore Kumar Das 30 March 2016

negative of negative is positive only....but some risk is always there..nicely described by u..

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Roseann Shawiak 26 September 2015

A very independent child having to find out everything for herself, experiencing first hand everything her mom told her not to do! By doing what she was told not to do, she learned on her own by making mistakes and suffering for them. A very lasting message for sure! Great poem, Jaishree. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 July 2015

Recalling her childhood with the sings of the past. Nice piece.

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