When Childhood Says Good-bye

When childhood says goodbye …

There are days,

when I want to return,

to the yesterdays,

when Ferris wheels were fun,

when carousel horses,

seemed so real

and fairytales took me to another world.

Days when I want to be a child again,

to live life so simple and carefree,

even after childhood has said goodbye

Can we have it all?

Even when we are grown,

as long as we keep,

the child inside of our soul.

Take a look really deep,

into the ripples of the mirror,

somewhere inside –

there’s the child you left behind.

When you came to the crossroads

and said goodbye to childhood.

Take a look back to yesterday

and remember to keep the dreams real,

never give up on what you seek,

treasure all that you have.

Gazing into the mirror,

don’t  look into the eyes of the face you see,

look deeper and beyond,

into the looking glass,

there you’ll see the child in you,

waving and eager to say hi.

Take bubbles and blow them in the summer wind,

run barefoot along the seashore,

take a colorful balloon,

let it drift up high

and always remember to dance in the summer rain.

Keep your memories all shiny and new,

never forget the childish fun and laughter,

they are what makes this life so precious,

they are what can get us through our days,

so always take your childhood memories with you,

wherever you go

and always, always remain young at heart.


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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

8 thoughts on “When Childhood Says Good-bye

  • June 5, 2019 at 9:20 PM

    I love this, Rasma. I have always believed we must never forget the child within us and remember to nourish, care for our child. Such a wonderful poem with a great message for all. Well done. Take care.

  • June 7, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Can I come along please – you’ve captured that sweet memory of youth so well.

  • June 7, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    What beautiful reminiscing here Rasma. We do need to keep that child inside of us alive and truly enjoy life without always stressing. Great poetry.

  • June 9, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    I am grateful everyday that I have moments when I can join into the childhood games and imagination of my children. An immediate journey backward. Jamie


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