I remember those summer evenings when everything was nice
The shade of the setting sun, hide and seek, cat and mice
Playing with friends, fun and innocence
Every day anew, enlivened with its own presence.
I remember those winter mornings, grey and dreary
Someone cooed in my ear, “planning a picnic, wake up cheery.”
A day spent by the side of that bucolic lake
Sun’s rays reflected as we fed the fishes with morsels of a cake.
I remember those rainy days of unexpected fun
Paper boats, red and blue, scary clouds, harsh rain and no sun
Skipping and hopping in the temporary puddle
Returning from school, a bunch of friends, a single umbrella, all in a huddle.
I remember those fresh afternoons, cool fragrant breeze
Spring, with all its aroma, butterflies and bees
Tryst with nature, with colours abound
Life was itself a merry-go-round.
Childhood memories, stirred and shaken
How I wish to grow up once again!