To be a child again: A poem

I would sit here forever, if I could go back to the childhood I had lost
To the little joys that were heaven and the ones that haunted like ghosts
I would go back again and be unaware of the injustices our world host
But this dream I would never fulfil and so I throw it by the rocks

I wish to view the world again, my innocence will be my dock
A little girl can keep her sadness hidden, smile will be my cloak
I shall never wonder about the time or the many looming clocks
I would just go on slowly and slowly away with the worldly flow

I used to make paper aeroplanes and fly them high but not up to the sky
When misery came to knock at my door, I used to silently cry
Nothing pained me more than saying momentary goodbyes
To those I loved dearly and the ones I would never see another time

I still remember the days when everything was gold and nice
When everything you wished for came with no price
When everything you wanted was happiness and good smiles
If I could get my childhood again I will walk miles and miles

I want back those days when the Russian tales shaped my world
When my grandma’s soft voice telling tales was the only thing I heard
Those days when I picked up the old dusty books and the pages turned
Words were my best friends and taught me everything I learned

-Jan @jahnavigouri

Childhood is a fleeting time, indeed. Isn’t it?
This poem was written as a response for the poetry completion 2023 hosted by Write the world.
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64 thoughts on “To be a child again: A poem

  1. This hit me deep. I am at that stage right now and really I wish to go back to my childhood where I knew not of the injustice in the world. Because now I see all the unfairness and it irks me

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  2. Hi Jahnavi!

    I liked the featured image of this blog post, especially for ‘the smiling teeth’.πŸ˜‚

    Here’s a highlight of choice:
    β€œI still remember the days when everything was gold and nice
    When everything you wished for came with no price”

    It reflects my thoughts and wish regarding the childhood.

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  3. Wow!!! What a touching piece, dear friend! One can’t help but remember their childhood in such a bright light while reading this! You took us on a delightful adventure, thank you for that!!!! Soothing, beautiful and exquisite work!!! Keep on shining πŸ€πŸ€—

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  4. What a touching piece, dear Jan!!!! Such exquisite, soothing and beautiful work!!!! Your words took me on a delightful adventure back through my childhood, which is the work of a very talented writer like yourself!!!! So inspired by you, my friend!!! Well done πŸ€πŸ€—

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    • So happy you felt so, dear Grace. It really gives us such delight to take a walk down the memory lane to days when we have felt freedom and sought adventures that still gives us immense joy to think about. I am so grateful and honored to hear your kind words, dear. Thanks a million for such encouraging words β˜ΊοΈπŸ’“

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  6. Really a very nice post Jahnavi! Your posts truly reflects a lot of feelings and nice vibes! Such a great piece with a mere amazing description of our childhood!
    Too goodπŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ€—

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