people are surprised how come i don't remember anything about my childhood...


Twinkle twinkle little star...

Memories that floods in my brain
Dragging me once a while
Questioning
How dare you forget about me???

Inside a dark room cries a little girl
Do you remember me???
Please let me out sometimes
I shut my eyes and say
NO NO NO

The darkened childhood memories
And my effort to erase it helplessly
With a risk of erasing good ones too
Quite successful,
That my childhood has become just a mirage

Being born in a poor family is painful
Being born in a developing country is hard
Last time I visited my village
A small resting place made of stones yelled
This is the place where you nearly died

It brings back all the pains my mother suffered
It brings back my sister's unfulfilled dreams
It brings back my father's helpless efforts
So I erase

And comes the family gatherings
Conversations starts
With my childhood memories
We laugh with agony inside
My mom says " Uddeek Lagcha" "I feel helpless"




Poetry by White
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Written on 2011-12-25 at 10:38

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Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
Thank you for sharing this.

I too have a childhood which seems mostly a "mirage" so can relate in some way to your circumstance.

I thought it was just me. Your poem has now helped me feel less alone.

Thanks again,

Eli
2011-12-31


Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
Thank you for sharing this.

I too have a childhood which seems mostly a "mirage" so can relate in some way to your circumstance.

I thought it was just me. Your poem has now helped me feel less alone.

Thanks again,

Eli
2011-12-31


Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
How Sad...but beautifully written

xxx Stan
2011-12-27



Potent verse with lots of feeling and sincerity. I really like the way you ended the poem with your mom's quotation. People often talk of their sadness and their pain, but not so often that ever-so-human sense of being helpless to do anything to make it better.
2011-12-25


Blilith
This really does come from heart and soul, nobody writes like this unless they have been through pain a suffering, am I right. I have been there and I know.

Be blessed
Blilith
2011-12-25