Nostalgic Trips to Childhood: A Poem

Updated on July 11, 2019
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Val enjoys writing poetry by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

Image by Hai Nguyen Tien from Pixabay
Image by Hai Nguyen Tien from Pixabay

What is a reward and gain

of growing into this full size

if we keep longing so in vain

for younger age and its highs.

It was great to be that child

chasing butterflies, feeling free

with fantasy alive, crazy and wild

as playful as only kids could ever be.

Now we play our adult games

being stuck at designated place

enclosed within our limiting frames

with a wrinkled spirit, just like our face.

Secretly we sometimes make this trip

in our minds -- for that's all we could

now too old for those ropes to skip

and just lost in our dreamy mood.

But again it feels great

imitating that youthful mind

like passing through magic gate

nostalgic for that kid that we left behind.

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    © 2019 Vladimir Karas


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      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        9 days ago from Canada

        Besarien -- Yes, selective reminiscing does it. But even if there are some poignant chapters in our childhood story -- like in my own -- memories can enrich our soul with a testimony of how strong we were while turning things around..

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        Vladimir Karas 

        9 days ago from Canada

        Brenda -- I agree, it would be great to have that energy of childhood again, as long as we would "filter" it a little, otherwise it would mess up our adult comfort zone with too much irresponsible freedom, LOL.

      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        9 days ago from Canada

        Nithya -- It's so true, even more so because in every joyful moment we are borrowing some emotions from that child in us. Thank you for the words of praise.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        9 days ago from Dubai

        Beautifully written, childhood memories are precious.

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        9 days ago from South Florida

        I meant you do that better than anyone. I should be sleeping right now!

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        9 days ago from South Florida

        We look back fondly on childhood because we tend to only remember only the good parts. I would not go back if I had the chance. The secret is to keep what was wonderful back then alive inside of us forever. I think do that better than anyone.

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        9 days ago from Washington Court House

        You did a wonderful job on this one!

        I loved the wrinkled spirit...although i do not have the wrinkled face yet.

        There are days I wish I had the energy of a child again.

        Good read.


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