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Back then

I want to go back
Back to when I was slim 
and trimmed
And all I knew was fun 
fun fun!
Back to when I had no 
worries and loved many 
Back to when no one told 
me my flaws
And I had no idea I was 
so small and short!
Back to when running a 
mile didnt seem like a 
I want to go back then

I want to go back
Back to when school 
wasnt a task
When it hardly mattered 
if you read
When it was like putting 
through the hole of a 
pin,a thread
Back to those delicious 
yam porridge
That got you spending 
with all pleasure and 
Back to those dance 
That had me feeling like I 
was a part of something
Back to building those 
sand castles
And driving mum crazy 
trying to make waffles
I want to go back then

Copyright © Iveren Ikyembe | Year Posted 2013


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Date: 4/15/2017 3:38:00 PM

Hi Iveren, beautiful write , my poem feelings is different but similar :) happy Easter hugs from Ireland
Date: 3/6/2016 8:39:00 PM

well done. LINDA
Date: 1/8/2016 9:17:00 PM

IVEREN, well done on your poem, enjoyed reading today. *SKAT
Date: 4/22/2014 6:53:00 AM

Sadly, time is on a one way street and there is no reversing. I like this one. Actually, I did a piece of my own called Topsy-turvy. I even turned it into a song: What if now was yesterday And things are the way they were then Would I be what I am today Or would I be what I was back then? Once again, great piece Iveren
Date: 9/23/2013 4:01:00 PM

Nostalgia galore!
Date: 4/23/2013 7:10:00 AM

Nice piece superbly presented. I often times trade through the same path myself. Keep on writing.
Date: 2/1/2013 1:58:00 AM

Lovely write, my dear! I have walked down memory lane countless times and it always seems better back then! Thanks for the visit and for sharing this lovey piece with us! Hugs!
Date: 1/27/2013 5:02:00 PM

this is full of sincere emotion and nostalgia for good times. I love it.
Date: 1/27/2013 3:29:00 PM

What a great piece of Nostalgia. I wonder if one day you will look at today and feel a similar way about now. The further we are away, the better it seems to have been.
Date: 1/27/2013 11:26:00 AM

yeah, from the unconscious back to the conscious. That's poetry in the making. That feelings always came knocking at your mind. Wonderful work. I felt the spice in this work.
Date: 1/27/2013 11:18:00 AM

if only we could turn back the hands of time.....nicely penned Iveren....thanks for stopping by...