Jaishree Nair


Those Were The Days - Poem by Jaishree Nair

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........! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood


Comments about Those Were The Days by Jaishree Nair

  • Chinedu Dike (2/27/2018 9:52:00 PM)


    Beautiful writing. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing Jaishree. (Report) Reply

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  • Dev Anand (7/10/2016 9:11:00 AM)


    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 (3/30/2016 2:24:00 AM)


    negative of negative is positive only....but some risk is always there..nicely described by u.. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2015 1:44:00 AM)


    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 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/29/2015 4:58:00 AM)


    Recalling her childhood with the sings of the past. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (6/15/2015 8:52:00 PM)


    Questioning the things imposed upon us, the 'why' factor is very characteristic of a bold person who can become a a leader and social builder in real sense.Well penning. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (3/23/2015 2:26:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem....................10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (3/23/2015 2:17:00 AM)


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

  • (3/8/2015 10:45:00 AM)


    we are learn from Mum, mum are really God of nature and for us
    I love my mother deeply
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  • Patricia Grantham (3/7/2015 6:34:00 PM)


    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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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/7/2015 7:51:00 AM)


    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! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 14, 2015


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