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Childhood dreams

The tender, mellow  voice
Gentle laugh and sweet smiles
Your sweet caress endearing
The gladness of your looks

Climbing cashew trees
Crying over a scratched knee
Games that never stopped
Holidays memorable

School days and classes
Paper boats and aeroplanes
Calling each other names
Getting drenched in the rain

Soap bubbles and sand castles
Butterflies and Barbie dolls
Cartoons and enid blytons
And priceless grandma stories

Innocent questions and fervent pleas
Melts a stubborn heart
Your spontaneous giggle
Wipes away my tears

Tired eyes fall asleep
On hearing mothers lullaby
And fairies wade into your dreams
Of birds and sunshine

© copyright skm,  March 27th, 2011


  1. March 28, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Wah!! U described childhood.. in very simple words.. 🙂 Made me remember my childhood days.. 🙂 lovely poem! U hav a way to go with ur words 🙂

  2. March 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Hi Madhumati – Thanks for your comments. So, where r u from? How was your childhood like?

  3. March 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Nothing beats the childhood bliss….beautifully expressed!

  4. April 4, 2011 at 7:23 am

    aww really sweet.. missin me childhoood 🙂

  5. April 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Thanks shalini

  6. April 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Very nostalgic.. nice to find people who cherish their childhood memories…Something which I like to write and think a lot about.

    • April 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks Bindu:-) Yes, I will always keep the child in me alive and kicking!

  7. October 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm


    thanks for sharing.

  8. October 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    so sweet and your last stanza is so wonderful

  9. October 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I love this line,
    “Your spontaneous giggle”
    people say I have a laugh like that and it’s contagious too. 🙂
    Nicely done!
    Blessings, Terri

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