One thing stands for sure. Childhood is glorious and Adult is monotonous.

gone are the days whe i was just a child

gone are the days when i was mild and wild

gone are the days when hope and faith defined life

gone are the days when treasures used to find

gone are the days when the sky was desneyland

gone are the day when dreams and life intertwined

oh childhood~s a

a wonderous ectasy

Submitted: June 23, 2011

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So true, i can feel your emotion in this and i can relate a lot. everything was a lot more simpler when you could find days of joy with a cardboard box! lol I've written a poem called, 'Time Machine' which is very similar on the topic and i thought you may be interested in, keep writing!!

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 5:34am


Thanks for your kind comment--my first ever:) i got too emotional and literaly stained the poem with my tears. I missed my childhood and I guess i need your Time Machine to travel back in time to those good old fairy tale days:)

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 11:17am


Thanks Amy for your corrections. I do appreciate them. I promise to improve on subsequent poems. Thanks, I owe you one:)

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 8:01pm


AWWWW!!! That was so cute!!!! your poem is truly REMARKABLE!!! It made me MISS MY CHILDHOOD days!!! HATS OFF :-D GREAT WORK!!!

Mon, July 25th, 2011 1:09pm


Oh Shika,am humbled...,am speechless...,am amazed... Oh my God!!! Shika,you remain forever the best. Thanks a trillion. My regards to your sweet Mom:)

Mon, July 25th, 2011 6:29am


this is really nice piece!!...i TRULY loved reading it!!
and i loved the line where you said "gone are the days when hope and faith defined life" ...this is just so BEAUTIFULLY DEEP! wow!

Wed, August 10th, 2011 4:00pm


Oh my God!!! MAHARAJA UNANONYMOUS you made my day. I promise to return the kind gesture and revenge brutally. Hahahaha. thank you,thank you,thank you,thank you,thank you,thank you a million times for ua wonderful encouragement. May the peace of Jesus be with you. Amen.

Thu, August 11th, 2011 1:25am

Nnedi Obasi

That's a beautiful poem, i believe its all about a child's fantasy and growing up and having changes around you in your world, i love the rhythm of your poem.

Tue, August 30th, 2011 8:14am


Childhood days are so precious and carve out who we become in life. Although my childhood days are so long ago they are always days I treasure and think back on with love and thanks. Like Gideon said, a writer is always a child at heart and that's a lovely place to be. Lovely poem and it gets my like it vote .... Pat

Mon, September 5th, 2011 5:14am

from d heart

U got great comments,all is said...I can only say it is beautifully written, emotions are beautifully crafted ....great work

Mon, October 24th, 2011 7:08pm


Aw, WOW! It's BEAUTIFUL, i LOVED the rhyming scheme, full of deep emotions, Short yet very Expressive.
i can relate to it.
I guess every one can relate to it. Brilliant! :)
Keep writing! :)

Mon, November 21st, 2011 6:50am

Mike Stevens

Gideon sent me to your page, and I'm sure glad I visited: this poem captures the innocence of childhood so well!

Thu, December 1st, 2011 5:03pm


Sire, I do thank thee so very much for thy glorious words of grandeur and support. They meant so much to me. May Christ be our guide as we live with eternity in view. Love and respect, your fellow human; strength and courage, your fellow knight.

Thu, December 1st, 2011 11:21am


This indeed reflects me. Believe it or not Yuki, for we both are almost equal aged, I feel like having grown old. I kinda yearn to get the lost childhood. It really reflects me. I loved my insouciant childhood, and now life is fretful.
And I've taken up a similar theme in my poem "Strange, Life is!" haha... Yes, I long to be a child again - though all of you may debate I'm not at all old.

I love this poem Yuki. An exquisite expression! I love this...
Take care :)

Thu, December 8th, 2011 8:37am


Wow thank you thank you. Yuki!!! You really made my day. The truth remains that i never enjoyed my childhood. I grew way too fast. I may still be young but i look and feel so old for my age. I could pass for an adult but deep within my heart, there's a child dying for a chance to express itself. Its terrible how i feel and each day I crave to be a child once again. I'll read that your poem

Thu, December 8th, 2011 7:24am


oh I forgot to mention: Disneyland is misspelt to 'desneyland'

Thu, December 8th, 2011 8:37am


Thanks so much. This is not lip service. I honestly appreciate you pointing my mistakes. It shows you're really paying attention.

Thu, December 8th, 2011 7:19am

Mary Jo

So true, and filled with feeling, yet so woderfuly small.
Loved it as always
Love~Mary Jo

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 5:27pm


Thanks dear. That was so very sweet. Love you more, forever and always.

Fri, December 23rd, 2011 6:14pm


Couldn't agree more with you " gone are the days" , the happy, hopeful and cheerful days of our childhood .
good one :)

Tue, January 31st, 2012 2:28pm


Wow!!! Thank you so very much, Dark Lady. I've got me smiling from ear to ear. At last we've found something we agree on. Thanks for the comment.

Tue, January 31st, 2012 1:12pm

glitter snow426

very precious, a bright candle of wondrous memories. Certainly love your awesome work, keep it up! Be in touch, Vincey

Sat, February 4th, 2012 9:00pm


Thank you so very much for your encouraging words. How is it done in Canada? Any glorious childhood memories you wanna share?

Sat, February 4th, 2012 7:00pm


Well, dear, I love this. It really catches the innocence of childhood in a light I honestly do not think I have seen.
Ok, but I few things bugged me just a little bit. I believe 'desneyland' is meant to be Disney Land' and on the last line I'm pretty sure 'ectasy' is supposed to be 'ecstasy'
All in all, well done honey! Love this one also:)
Thank you again for posting your work

Wed, June 13th, 2012 8:20pm


I love you for criticizing me. Atleast I know someone really cares. I will edit the corrections ASAP. I am honored, Abbie. I really am. You inspire me.

Wed, June 13th, 2012 3:43pm

Awaneesh Shukla

loved the line 'hope and faith defined life' , your poem is beautiful loved it!

Wed, August 22nd, 2012 4:35pm


this poem made me realized how much i really missed my you for taking me back down memory lane

Fri, August 24th, 2012 3:43pm


Your most welcome. Thank you so very much for your kind words, and thanks for the comment.

Sat, August 25th, 2012 11:13am

Miss A

ohh you said it .. adult life is so boring and monotonous .. we all move in a single line ... we forget to see the colors of life and rather live in a black and white world ... childhood was the best .. we don't follow rules but we make our own .. no malice, no hard feelings , no remorse .. only hope and delight as we take in a new day ... lovely piece .. made me nostalgic and want to go back to my childhood .. good job :)

Wed, December 26th, 2012 10:47am

Kathleen Oakwood

Gone maybe the old days, but forget those, they are no less a part of you than today. Enjoy the moment, for this is more important than either the past or the present, and how we spend the moment, is up to each one, individually.

Let God guide your way, and Basque in the light that is His.

All the best.

Tue, January 29th, 2013 1:24am


Gone are the made me miss my gone days ..SIMPLE and SUPERB!

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 6:51am

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