I remember of days so long in the past when I wished, I would grow up fast. The endless race I had to school, because coming first endured you were cool. The sudden hot summers, the rains dancing round and round again. Hide and seek being the best game and as ogre up it became lame. Though it’s impossible, I’d like to try to press a button and go back in time. To be that naughty girl once again and when all told me I’m a tomboy. I remember childhood days, innocence in all smiles. Wish I could be selfless and joyous once again.
My childhood was filled with families and friends, lots of love and happy holidays. A time filled with tricycles and bicycles. Times that was filled with lots of class work and homework. A childhood, filled with grandparents so loving and caring. Times that I could play in the hot summer’s day and if no rains we all will pray. Parents never worried when we got home too late. I made paper boats in the gutter after rain bobbing slowly towards the drain. I remember walking from school in fierce heat never complained of the blisters on our feet. Dogs could run on the street so free, and my neighbours invited each other for tea and snacks. I loved playing hopscotch in the middle of streets and having some street foods. Standing in the queue for grocery, no self service but people to help you. My parents always told respect elders and when old people talking I shouldn’t be around that’s manners. I’d shop with mom on Saturday and dad coming to pick all luggage.
Life was so simple and happy even though we didn’t have much and nothing grand. Years passed by and I grew old, in my memory, the girl with the long hair of gold.
JIA Heart of sleeve.