When Life Was Really Child's Play Poem by s.zaynab kamoonpury

When Life Was Really Child's Play

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Oh, the stress-free, carefree world of children
Oh, just take me back to the lil kids' playpen

When we tried on mom's cosmetics and lipsticks
and built playhouses with plastic blocks and bricks
And had fun with cooking set picnics

Anything could be a toy
and our racket could annoy

We turned everything into play things
We played pretend queens and kings

We then played 'mom and dad'
Oh the squealing fun we had!

Teasing, chasing hens and kittens
climbing the grumpy neighbour's fence.

There was paper airplanes
and frisking in the rains

Paper boats too were made
and hide'n'seek was played

And when that wasn't enough
we played blind man's bluff.

We nimbly climbed the trees
hair flailing in the breeze

But our child's play naturally mimicked the grownups
Lil plastic ones instead of real porcelain cups.

Life was all play and games
in our growing mental frames.

Sand castles and kites
childish fights and frights!

And kind parents just let them frisk and play
for all work and no play makes one a dull boy

When Life Was Really Child's Play
Simone Inez Harriman 12 February 2019

Your delightful poem brought back a few memories and while reading this I became acutely aware of how the complexities of technology such as the ipad have interfered with basic tangible interactions and physical activities of exploring our world. Lovely poem 10+

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 12 February 2019

You are so right, so called gadgets and tech are depriving kids of natural fun and interaction. Warmest thanks for such a lofty thoughtprovoking comment!

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Rajnish Manga 12 February 2019

Wow! The title says it all. Each one of us has his or her own set of nostalgic images of childhood days. The graphic provides some of them already. The remaining ones are nicely re-discovered in your lovely overview of activities. Thanks for such a nicely crafted poem, Zaynab.

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 12 February 2019

Aw thanks sir for such a lofty comment, delighted me how u said it.

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Laurie Van Der Hart 12 February 2019

Hey Zaynab! I like it very much. Nice to take us back. And I think you intend us to compare it with the kids’ games of these days. Definitely, so much has been lost. Remember marbles, and French skipping and hopscotch?

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Amir Marandi 09 December 2019

" Life was all play and games, in our growing mental frames." Great poem. Brought back many memories of the childhood. Thinking how simple life was and how complicated it turned out to be. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing,

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Anil Kumar Panda 26 October 2019

Nice one about childhood. Everyone wishes to go back to that times when the life was careless and not complicated. Your pen has spilled the times of your childhood very beautifully. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem.

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C F 05 August 2019

Childhood before cellphones and computer games, nostalgic! Very well written poem, thank you for sharing! 10+

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Jennifer Birchall 10 May 2019

You have captured childhood so well in this poem, it took me right back to my own. Thank you.

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Lyn Paul 09 May 2019

Simply the best. How we can all relate in some way to your wonderful flow of words. Your words always express positivity in every poem you write. This is one to cherish.

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