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OUR GAUVA TREE: A POEM

Updated on April 21, 2012


I awoke one morning to find me a child

With hair, short cropped, tousled and wild

My heart was light and no one noticed me

As I wound my way to her, involuntarily

She still looked the same, it was no wonder

She was always pretty, and proceeded to plunder

Her of her fruits, so ripe and tasty

As sweet as ever, our darling guava tree

Beyond the fence, I heard the familiar ruckus

The giggling of old, and once again, the four of us

We fought and played and climbed on her

Sturdy as ever, our mischief, she did gently bear

And there was claps of thunder

And the skies poured down their river

Oh! Twas a magical day

Something held our parents at bay

Once the rain was gone

New thoughts were born

And we shook her leaves

As she showered us with ease

We tasted of her luscious fruits

Greedily, ransacked more, childish loots

Oh! What fun we had with her once more

Suddenly, children, as of yore

Night fell, and beneath her waving boughs

We fell asleep, standing watch, till now, she loves

Dawn roused me! I looked up from my books

She was being felled! Sadly, she looks

She had given us a chance for goodbye

Of sweet childhood! To remember her with a sigh!

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      Sharon Christy 5 years ago from India

      Thank you so much JKenny! Means a lot to hear you say that! :)

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Wow, what a lovely poem, the idyllic childhood you present here, made me yearn to return to my own past. Thanks very much for writing this Sharon. Voted up and shared.

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      Sharon Christy 5 years ago from India

      Thank you xtatic for your comments and vote.

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      Sharon Christy 5 years ago from India

      Thank you so much always exploring! :)

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Wonderful poem of childhood memories and even of loss, but those memories bring joy. Big Up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful,childhood so carefree..Loved it...

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      Sharon Christy 5 years ago from India

      Thanks aviannovice!

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Awesome, beautiful and up. Those days past will always last in our fruitful minds.