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
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+
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!
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?
" 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,
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.
Childhood before cellphones and computer games, nostalgic! Very well written poem, thank you for sharing! 10+
You have captured childhood so well in this poem, it took me right back to my own. Thank you.
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.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
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.
Aw thanks sir for such a lofty comment, delighted me how u said it.