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Savoring Childhood Memories

December 25, 2011
By caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want, not what you can." --Me

Climbing on apple trees to pick the perfect Macintosh,
Beaches full of sand castles and salty belly aches,
Watching a baby sleep in my lap,
Paint tasting awful, even worse than dirt,
Frosting portraits…on my face,
Climbing up slide, lava awaiting below,
Running through the garden path
picking flowers and throwing them in the air,
Twirling helicopter seeds,
Licking the batter off of the spoon,
Dancing like crazy then swaying on his shoulders,
Being messy every day,
Sleeping in my diapers on a hot summer day,
Antagonizing my brother, who pummeled acorns at me,
Saving little mice and grasshoppers,
Never saying “I do not believe in fair---”,
Savoring bedtime stories
and begging for another,
Eating Dill pickles at Grandpa’s house,
Laughing at the dinner table uncontrollably,
Twirling around in Papa’s arms and
Dancing to the best records of the 70s...
Enjoying life like a child would.

The author's comments:
hopefully you can relate to some of these things, and if not, go write your own childhood poem, it brings up a lot of good memories!!! (:

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Hannabug GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2012 at 1:20 pm
Hannabug GOLD, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine." Ludwig van Beethoven

This poem makes me want to be 5 years old again lol :D

on Jul. 17 2012 at 7:32 pm
albinotiger GOLD, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win"- Stephen King
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”- Isaac Asimov

i rember all of those things, great memories!!

on Dec. 30 2011 at 9:35 am
ElleAhre PLATINUM, Gloucester, Massachusetts
25 articles 4 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you can close your eyes to everything you do not want to see, but you can not close you heart to things you do not want to feel"

this is a wounderful peice, your use of sensory brings the moments to life. i love and admire you ability to project such emotions with your words. i feel like i did this all with you ;)