Gone are the days…

December 6, 2010


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Gone are the days
when you could
put an upside down
container on your head
and pretend to
be a fireman
or a space cadet
or zombie.

Gone are the days
when you could
laugh out senseless
and roll on the floor
thanks to a
fart or burp
or other bodily sounds.

Gone are the days
when dewdrops
mesmerized you and
Mr. Moon excited you
no end; when a
fountain was all
you needed to
make your world complete.

Gone are the days
when everything was
new and held promise
when you didn’t know
what tomorrow was
but you knew it
would be bright
like today.

Gone are the days
when you uninhibitedly
and kissed
those who made you
feel special.

Gone are the days when
the loss of a toy truck
was the biggest tragedy
of your life
and the acquisition
of a new one
your biggest triumph.

Gone are the days when
you could laugh
and cry wantonly
when you could
love with
utmost passion
when you could
pick yourself up
dust yourself off
and carry on
with the same

Gone are the days when
you didn’t know
the meaning
of prejudice
or hardship.

Gone are the days
when your existence
was simple
your needs basic
your wants
limited to icecream
and one more ride
on a toy train.

Gone are the days
when you were
really, truly, genuinely
When you lived
the meaning of
and didn’t just
read about it
in a book.

Gone are the days
when you were
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4 Responses to Gone are the days…

  1. Vertica on December 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm


    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, Vertica.

  2. ClaudiaNo Gravatar on December 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

    and so I picked this to be the first thing I read…thanks Mansi now I want to curl up and cry. The first 2 paragraphs hit home, since Elijah thinks farting is the most funniest thing. He and his cousin can laugh at this for hours after a while their laughter becomes contagious< I then find myself laughing uncontrollably at their silliness. I in no way want these days to be gone…

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Aww. You’re too sweet, Claudia. I hope you’re cherishing every passing minute with Elijah — kids grow up faster than you want them to :-)

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