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I wish I could be six again... a poem

When one lost pencil
was my biggest worry
I wish I could be six again
to enjoy losing the small things

A scribble on a piece of paper
-my most cherished treasure
I wish I could be six again
so I could appreciate those riches

A friend's sad expression
was enough to make me sob
I wish I could be six again
so I could feel freely again

Excitement of school picnic
would keep me awake
I wish I could be six again
to have those first experiences again

My small, secure family
was my world
I wish I could be six again
and not know to ask for more


  1. That world was small but always full with happiness of its kind. Great read.

    1. Thanks a lot...
      The tragedy is that by the time we understand the beauty of childhood, we have long lost it...

  2. One wishes to feel so secure in life most of our's childhood.

    1. Security and unconditional love... the grants of a happy childhood!

  3. Everyone in his world have the same wish

    1. I assume so... it does seem to be the answer to making life simple and happy and innocent...

  4. If only none of us ever had to grow up :)

  5. Beautiful !
    specially the biggest worry true :(

    1. Thanks...
      Bringing up one's own kids puts these things in better perspective, right? :)

  6. And then we grow up but can be blessed by seeing the world through our children's eyes or our nephews and nieces:)

    1. Exactly what I just wrote in the comment above, Cheryl-Lynn. It's like experiencing childhood from a distance, but appreciating it more... :)


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