Chasing Childhood MAG

By Alisa Tiwari, Chevy Chase, MD

I had a dream last night
Where I saw childhood run away.
I chased it ’til I could no more
And everything faded to gray

What happened to the picnics?
Cotton candy at the fair?
Nobody goes anymore
Too busy to even care

Where are the dress-up clothes?
Trips for ice cream after school?
Now we’re doing homework
Or pretending not to, if you’re cool

I woke up the next morning
Wondering why I was so blue
And I realized it was no dream
I let childhood go too soon.



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on Sep. 25 2010 at 10:35 pm
LiVeLaUgHlOvE__ GOLD, Geneva, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Live life as if you'll die tomorrow, Dream as if you'll live forever.

Amazing. It really makes you think about how time is passing.

on Sep. 24 2010 at 11:39 am
WhingsOfAnOutcast BRONZE, Victora, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing."~Painter William Dobell

I LOVE this! amazing but sad

on Aug. 3 2010 at 11:24 am
safiregiirl GOLD, Centerbrook, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
Kurt Cobain

Beautiful and yet bittersweet. i love it :)

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on Jul. 20 2010 at 11:17 pm
TrinaL SILVER, Mississauga, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"What lies behind us and before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Absolutely amazing!

AartiR said...
on Jul. 15 2010 at 12:46 pm
AartiR, Great Falls, Virginia
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i agree with this poem, i miss childhood.

this is so good :)


on Jun. 30 2010 at 11:18 am
peacelovepoetry, Florissant, Missouri
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i love it!!! and can totally relate :)

Elix3 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:03 pm
Elix3, Saugus, Massachusetts
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One of the best poems i've read , its deffinetly something everyone can relate too while growing up i like it alot :)

Sweet2bme2 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:59 am
Sweet2bme2, Saugus, Massachusetts
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this is a really good peom. Most people waste their childhood dreaming about the future but once the future comes they are stuck dreaming about the childhood they wish they had

Annirae BRONZE said...
on Mar. 10 2010 at 9:08 pm
Annirae BRONZE, Shoreline, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
-Oscar Wilde

Captured what you were going for really well! i loved it...

on Nov. 26 2009 at 10:04 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

wow. this is an amazing piece. i think a lot of people (including myself) can't wait to be "grown up" but the moment they realize they are...they wish for the innocence of childhood again! you did an unbelievable job capturing all the emotion and writing it perfectly :) the flow was amazing. the content was awesome! 5 stars!!! :) check out some of my work if you could, i would really appreciate your opinion. once again...im stunned by this piece! :) BRAVO!

Katie.T. GOLD said...
on Nov. 13 2009 at 6:56 pm
Katie.T. GOLD, Chaptico, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Why go for a 100%, when with a little more, you can have 110%." -KT

Excellent job! Keep it up...

wimerh said...
on Oct. 29 2009 at 8:38 pm
This piece is amazingly moving!

I think a lot of teens can relate to the fact that they have let their childhood slip away and are trying to grow up too fast. Also, I like the lines " Where are the dress-up clothes?

The trips for ice-cream after school?" because I think it describes the feelings of childhood perfectly and it has an in-depth meaning. I think that you should grasp and welcome childhood because once it is gone, it can never come back. Most people say that childhood was the best time in their lives, and I think this is true. When you are young, you don't have to worry about things like taxes, the government, and the stress of every day situations of adulthood. Childhood is a time to be carefree and enjoy life, and this poem describes this exactly. Well done! Keep writing!

XxMidnightxX said...
on Oct. 3 2008 at 5:16 pm
i love this poem sooooo much im just 16 sooo i think you made me realize that the age i am now should not be wasted on wanting to grow up and just let myself be a kid

on Sep. 24 2008 at 2:27 am
This is great poem. Also, I live in Chevy Chase, MD too! It's a small world...

nookiesayshi said...
on Sep. 23 2008 at 7:51 pm
well well well.. good job good job... i was just thinkin how i wish i could be a kid again... wen i was a kid couldn waqit to griw up....

emo said...
on Sep. 7 2008 at 8:35 pm
I think we all let childhood slip away from us, wanting to grow up it makes us forget what we should have been, children till time said no more, we decided to grow up to fast and now we want it back, we want our childhood back.

dee_dee95 said...
on Sep. 6 2008 at 11:19 pm
i can rele understand what you mean in this piece...cause well it's like it really is true cause honestly none cares bout life or matter of fact childhood..cause if your a child then all you want to happen is for you to grow up the very next day... so i really like this piece....good job...

BigDreamer16 said...
on Aug. 10 2008 at 11:35 pm
That's exactly how I feel! From writer to writer, your poem spoke to me. :)


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