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Memories of My Childhood

Updated on September 16, 2011

Those were the days (I think)

Is it a real memory?

Or dreams enhanced by time?

My memories of childhood,

When everything was fine.

Crunching leaves underfoot

all shades of golden brown,

Now all the leaves are soaked,

In my tiny , country town.

My memories of childhood,

When mum was still alive,

Skipping, playing hopscotch,

Picnics at the riverside.

perfect, but painful memory.
perfect, but painful memory.

The veggies from dads´garden,

The fresh smells of the fruit,

Does my memory play tricks?

Or were they wondrous days, ? So cute,

Well cute I look in pictures,

In those monochrome photo days,

Without those precious pictures,

memories would be a haze.

A haze of real or imagined?

It´s sometimes hard to tell.

But crunchy leaves, I´m sure of,

I remember them so well.

I miss the days of Autumn,

Now Winter seems to come,

Invades the end of Summer,

leaves no room for transition.

Transition from the hazy days of Summer,

gradually cooling down,

Now rain and lower temperatures,

leave soggy leaves of brown.

But soon it will be snowing,

A Winter Wonderland,

Though I prefer snow on the mountains,

not near my feet and hands.

The innocence of childhood

My memories so grand,

If only for a longer time,

I could have held Mums´hand.

If you have memories of childhood,

That are anything like mine,

Count yourself as ´Blessed´.,

Be grateful. You can shine.!

For many other people,

childhood´s best forgotten,

memories pushed to backs of minds,

because of incidents so rotten.

My memories of childhood,

When Mum was still alive,

Are glorious, precious jewels,

Locked safely in my mind.

So what if leaves are wet now?

My feet no longer crunch them,

And Summer doesn´t ´happen´here,

Yet flowers still appear....

And trees are full of beauty,

And moon and stars still shine,

I hope that all of you, my friends,

Have SOME memories like mine.


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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      beautifully written!

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      SunnyJay 5 years ago

      I love this poem, kinda like my own childhood memories.


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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Dim! I wish everyone's memories could be this wonderful. Magical! Like a child's fondest recollection...lovely. Yes, I wish it could have been this way for everyone. Also, I believe, many of us who write here remember childhood years during a time when life was so much simpler, there was not so much confusion, distraction and craziness...some were lucky enough to have a Norman Rockwell childhood. Still, in some areas; it is 'out there.'

      Very beautifully written in wonderful poetry. I really enjoyed reading this and will revisit to be refreshed, invigorated and happy.

      UP Beautiful Awesome Useful.

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      VENZKHVAM 5 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      Hi Dim,

      Like your poem about childhood memories,I think they are the best memories you can always envy about.(but not for all children’s)

      As you had mentioned everyone will have some or other wonderful memories of childhood.

      -of childhood friendship,

      -of childhood games played,

      -of childhood mischievous PRANKS,

      -of childhood gifts and what not, it goes on and on.

      I for all the childhood memories brought back and for writing a well crafted neatly written poem congratulate you and thanks for sharing with us.

      I had voted this up and beautiful and awesome.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      I can only say a HUGE Thank You to.....

      Lucky Cats


      Sunny Jay


      I didn´t expect such a rapid response to this. You´ve all made my day......

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Beautiful sentiments. Very nice poem and especially very nice memories.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Wow, this was stunning and very beautiful.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      i really appreciate your comments., Mckbrdbks and acaetnna. Sometimes you say such wonderful things I surely don´t feel I deserve them. You are both such excellent writers yourselves.

      Thank you so much

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Dim, Your poem is so moving, I thought it absolutely lovely.

      Memories are so precious.

      Thank you for sharing something so special.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hello Movie Master.

      Thanks a lot for the comment.

      Take care, Dim x

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Aw bless you Dim. There's nothing so sweet and soothing as good memories from those innocent days. Going through pictures from childhood can be a strange paradox, so pleasing to ponder and reminisce on, yet sometimes gazed on with a unique sadness for what has come and gone, leaving only memories and a photograph. Beautiful poem Dim.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you so much. beautiful comment.

      Take care.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      .....always so wonderful to visit your hallowed hubspace my dear friend and I just woke up this morning to Christmas and a beautiful young lady who left me an avanlanche of awe inspiring comments by the initials of DF - lol lol - and yes I had a beautiful childhood because of my mum and dad who later on in the adult world became my two best friends too!

      Lucky for those of who can look back with such fondness and love because not everyone has the same situation.

      This is such a tender piece of writing my friend - almost yearning and it reminded for some reason of Peter Pan - thank you for taking 'me' back to a time and place - only great writers can evoke such memories and I shall post this to my FACEBOOK page with a direct link back here so hopefully more people can share in this.

      I sincerely hope you are having a nice 'fall' weekend although I still go into the water until the end of the month here as the lake is still warm.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Can´t believe you still go in the lake.!!!!

      I´ve started wearing boots already.....

      Thanks for commenting. god bless.

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      Dim although this Poet's youth was fraught with sadness

      and madness, the love of my mother shone brightly in my

      heart for she was the catalyst that kept us united not


      It's her love that I carry forever in my heart

      and soul and remember the good times and scribe mostly

      about the hurts Yet dear friend I remember the outdoors

      so well, we frolicked in the streets until mama called so sweet to us children it's past nine time for your sleep.

      I to smelled the flowers, saw the seasons come and

      go with gusto and fondly recall pleasanter things and try

      to bury the rest.

      Thank you Dim for sharing your past, I am so pleased you had a healthy family life and fun with your siblings and mom and dad...hugs to you from the Saddle.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      what a beautiful way of commenting. Thank you, dear friend. You´ve inspired me to write something I´ve never , ever considered.

      Mum died when I was 10 yrs old (luekemia)

      Why have I never writen a poem for her???

      About time I did. Thank you.

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      RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

      What a nice poetic sharing of your childhood memories! And from all the lovely comments, I can see you are appreciated, as you should be!

      It is wonderful to learn little bits and fractions about friends here on HubPages. Just little glimpses into each other's worlds, and a sence of kindered souls!

      Thank you so much!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      I quite agree, it´s nice to get little glimpses of the lives of our hubfriends.

      I appreciate your comment and your continuous support of my efforts.

      Thank you, Take care.

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 5 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      I marvel at writers who are able to evoke such emotion through poetry. Bravo!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      If l can move someone emotionally, l am a very happy writer.

      Thank you very much.

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      Micky Dee 5 years ago

      We're so beautifully mired in memories.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      That´s a lovely comment. Very poetic.

      Thank you so much, Micky.

      Take care

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