My Childhood Memories


Deep inside at the core of my heart lie
The colorful river of memories which can never dry.
The stains of the wounds as well as the leg that was fractured twice
Now takes me to the time I spent in that paradise.

Eating the unripe mangoes that we picked up climbing the trees,
Sometimes got us to being chased by the securities.
Cricket and football never became so interesting
When specific colored dress representing each team
Each day we started wearing.

The return gifts that we exchanged
And the delicious “chatpate” we made,
Still brings a broad smile on my face.
I argued for buying the products I never ate
Just because I wanted the free thing which was limited.
And when I did this I was scolded.

The “talk in English rule” I always obeyed
To impress every foreigner on the way I met.
And whenever I greeted them with a “hello”,
“Namate” was what he or she said.
This made me look at my language as great.

Cartoons like Richie Rich and Popae the Sailor Man,
Made me happy and eat the stuff I thought I never can.
When our test marks were the highest, we would compare,
And to each other’s parents we would tell,
To show that we were better than their heirs.

The strong windy weather during the day,
which now I dislike,
Was then the best day for going out to fly my own
homemade kite.
And running after ringing the doorbell of each house
to hide.

I would switch off all the lights early at night
To observe in the jar, the fireflies tat I caught,
so bright.

This little child has now grown up big
With just endless memories of that paradise to cherish.
Time can never return back, I know
But still I once again wish in my childhood to go.


Question and Answer with Smriti

1. Tell us more about you.

I am Smriti Lamsal, a 12th grader from Dharan.

2. What was your thought when you apply to Wordism competition?
I love writing poems and when I heard about Wordism, I couldn’t resist in giving it a try.

3. What are your dreams and aspiration?
Writing poems has always been my favorite task. However, I don’t want to make a living out of it and consider it as a hobby. I want to be a doctor.

4. How do you feel being the Wordism Hero for Baisakh?
I am very happy that I am chosen as Wordism Hero for Jestha. This encourages me to write more poems and publishes it.

5. Anything you want to say for who is reading this!
Thank you Team Youth Legend for organizing such contest and giving students like me a chance to prove ourselves.

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