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My Lost Childhood

copyright© shonima burman

In the darkness of the night, I cry everyday,
In the heavy rain, I cry everytime,
In my loneliness I cry aloud,
Unnoticed and unseen,
I want my childhood back,
That childhood where once,
We all used to live in peace.
Our house was the happiest one,
But suddenly everything changed.
And today silence only prevails.
I still remember those lazy afternoons,
When I used to sleep carefree hugging my aunt,
But today many afternoons have passed out,
But I have not hugged my aunt for years.
That particular bed of my grandpa,
Where I used to see my sweetest dreams, lies empty.
Today most of my dreams have fulfilled,
But my grandpa is no more.
That staircase, that corridor
Where I used to spend hours with my sister,
Sharing secrets, laughing, sharing chocolates,
Lies empty, no more laughter can be heard here.
I believe in God, I believe in Almighty
I am eagerly waiting to see those golden days come back again.
Hope a day will come, when everything will again change.
My aunt will once again hug me tightly,
My sister and i will once again become best friends,
And my grandpa will be the happiest person,
To shower his blessings from above.
Oh God, I pray to you
Please give my childhood back
I know I'm asking for the most precious thing of my life.



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