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Poem-Sweet Memories of Your Childhood Come Back to Me Again-Response to Brenda Arledge ‘s Word Prompt “Memories”

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Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories

Children always look up to their parents as role models and seek their advice on important matters, no matter how old they are. It is the dearest wish of every parent that their children remember them with love and respect when they are gone.

The relationship we have with our children is very valuable. The joy of parenthood is unequalled. Children bring purpose and meaning in our life and enrich our lives in innumerable ways. Given the uncertainty of life, every parent needs to tell his or her children how much they love them and what they mean to them when there is ample time to do so. It is never too late to praise them for their achievements and to let them know how proud you are of them.

The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.

— James E. Faust

Word Prompt Week 17-"Memories"

We welcome back our dear friend and great poet Brenda, after a short break. She has given us the word prompt ‘Memories’ this week. This is my response to the word prompt and I hope Brenda and my other HubPages friends like it.

The Poem is About

In this poem the mother fills her heart with the childhood memories of her children, now that the children have grown up and have a life of their own. She relives those memories when she sees her grandchild. She knows that her children love the parents dearly and does not want them to feel sad when they are not around but to have happy memories of the time they spent together.

Sweet Memories of Your Childhood

Sweet Memories of Your Childhood

Sweet Memories of your childhood

float through the hills and valleys

Of my mind's landscape.


It seems like only yesterday

the laughter of tiny tots

Filled our home.

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Time flies fast, now you are all grown

I know you have much to do

Targets to achieve, goals to reach.


Memories of your childhood

Come back to me again

When I see your little girl.

Childhood memories relived

Childhood memories relived

She is a replica of you

We feel so lucky to have her

And luckier still to have you,

My dear children.


I know you love us and care for us

And never spend a day

Without thinking about us.

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.

— Jim DeMint

Next to God, thy parents. - William Penn

Next to God, thy parents. - William Penn

When our memories flood your mind

And the sun has set for us

Do not feel sad, do not cry.


Remember that we love you the most

And want you to have happy memories

And know that our life with you was the best life ever.

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

Comments

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 19, 2021:

Thanks Misbah, take care.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on June 19, 2021:

You too have a wonderful weekend, Vidya. Much Love!!

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 19, 2021:

I guess I missed it in the comments section Brenda's week 17 article too. Thanks for clarifying. I will check again. Lots of love and blessings to you too dear friend, have a great weekend.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on June 19, 2021:

Oh, I am so sorry, Vidya. Trust me I did submit my comment at the very first moment when I saw and read your article. A few hours Later when I saw it wasn't there I wrote a comment on Brenda's week 17 article telling you about the issue and asked you to check it in the spam section of your comments. I think you missed seeing that. I also wish HP enable the comments section back on Discover. Sorry for you felt disappointed.

Lots of Love, dear friend

Blessings always!!!

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 18, 2021:

Thanks Nithya for your kind comments. I am glad you liked my poem. Sometimes we presume our children know that we love them and never express it. We need to mention it often. It makes the bond shared between parents and children stronger. Some parents in trying to discipline their children, never express their love. A loving caring atmosphere creates good childhood memories for the children and grandchildren. Have a wonderful day and stay blessed.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 18, 2021:

Beautiful poem Vidya expressing the love of parents for their children. Being grandparents is a wonderful stage in life and we have more lovely memories to cherish.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 18, 2021:

Thanks Misbah. I was disappointed when I didn't see a comment from you. Usually you are the first one to do so. Something to do with the new system I guess. Many times I do not see articles which I want to comment on in the feed. I wish they enable comments on Discover soon. I am glad you liked my post. Childhood memories are precious, be it our own, or our children's. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on June 18, 2021:

Beautiful and lovely article and poem. I enjoyed reading it, Vidya. Beautiful pictures and memories. Thanks for sharing. I like your response to Brenda’s prompt, Memories. It’s the third time I am making comment on your article I hope it will reach you this time.

Many Blessings to you, dear friend

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 18, 2021:

Thanks Rodric for the visit and the kind comments. I loved Faust's quote too, so I included it in the post. I have yet to listen to his talks. Thanks for reminding me of it. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on June 18, 2021:

Vidya, I kept thinking of my kids as I read this poem and the poem I wrote in response to the word prompt. I enjoyed the quotes on the family, parenting during the poem. I especially enjoyed reading James E Faust's quote. I miss hearing his words. Now I have to read something he wrote or listen to one of his talks. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 18, 2021:

Thank you so much for the nice comments John. I feel honored. It means a lot to me. I admire your work and always seek inspiration from it. Have a great weekend. Stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 18, 2021:

Thanks Rozlin. I am happy that you enjoyed reading my poem. I enjoyed writing it too, reliving the childhood memories of my children. Have a great weekend.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 18, 2021:

Vidya, this article and poem are simply beautiful expressing the love of parents and children towards each other, and the promise of fond memories living on. A perfect response to Brenda’s prompt.

Rozlin from UAE on June 18, 2021:

Beautifully expressed poem, Vidya. I enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 18, 2021:

Thank you Chitrangada. I appreciate your visit and kind comments. I am glad that you liked the post and can relate to the feelings. The childhood memories of our children and grandchildren are precious and we cherish them for a lifetime. At the same time we wish and hope they too remember their Childhood days spent with us fondly. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 18, 2021:

Beautiful and touching post Vidya ji! I believe, many of us can relate to your feelings! You have very well expressed the sentiments of the parents and the grandparents for their children! The sweet memories, we create, is to be cherished for lifetime!

Thank you for sharing!

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 17, 2021:

Hi Vanita, thank you so much for the kind comments. Much appreciated. I am so glad you liked my poem. True the relationship between parents, children and grandchildren is precious and unmatched. This relationship creates beautiful memories for us to cherish. It makes our life more meaningful and worthwhile. Have a great day, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 17, 2021:

Thanks Brenda, good to have you back. We missed you and the word prompts. Of late I have been thinking a lot about the future when I won't be around. I felt that my children should have good memories of me when I am gone. I want them to cherish my memory as a good parent. This poem is to remind them how much I care for them. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to convey my feelings to my children in the form of this poem, Brenda. Stay safe, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 17, 2021:

Thanks for the kind comments Rosina. I am glad you liked my response to Brenda's word prompt of this week. I enjoyed writing about it too revisiting the childhood of my children now reflecting in my granddaughter's childhood. It is a beautiful phase of life and we cherish them. Have a blessed day, stay safe.

Vanita Thakkar on June 17, 2021:

Vidyaji, very beautiful narrative and poem on memories that express the most beautiful relationship of parents and grandparents with their children and grandchildren. Your words clearly portray the serenity of love in a peaceful family life. A great response to Brenda’s word prompt.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 17, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you for welcoming me back.

The way you start this article is beautiful..."It is never too late to praise them for their achievements and to let them how proud you are of them."

Your poem is so touching as you reflect upon the memories of your children when you see your grandchild.

You know your children think of you often & you hope that when the day comes that you are no longer with them...they will not cry, but remember you want the best for them.

Hoping they know your life with them was the best.

Great writing.

Rosina S Khan on June 17, 2021:

This is a lovely poem, Vidya. Our children's childhood memories are indelible but we recall them better when we observe our grandchildren's childhood. Very true. That was an awesome response to Brenda's prompt word-Memories. Thanks for sharing.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 17, 2021:

Hi Pamela, thank you for the visit and the lovely comments. I am so glad you liked it. Memories of our children's childhood are precious. We are lucky to relive them in our grandchildren's childhood. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 17, 2021:

I really enjoyed reading your poem, Vidya I definitely think you met Brenda's prompt. Memories are so precious, and you covered that topic very nicely.

Blessings to you.

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