Sunday, 15 October 2017

Childhood home

Childhood Home


Soon I go home to a place
where the smell of soup filled
the air and meatballs filled
the soup. A place where

I bickered with brothers
who ironed out the wrinkles
in my ego and be the
mirror to show that

I am just their sister,
who loved chocolate
too much in a place
where we all knew the

pattern of the wallpaper
hugging the wall, which
didn’t have ears, like our
mother made us believe,

so it can’t tell tales of the past
seen from different angles,
as we used to snuggle in
different nooks of the nest

24 comments:

  1. oh! yes, the good old days spent with family and siblings are memories now. All have flown away to different nests and lands.

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  2. Hi Marja - those early days of childhood - my childhood home ... lots of memories -

    Love the photo - delightful! cheers Hilary

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  3. Well said Marja. I love the bit about walls and ears!

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  4. Wat een leuke foto met de "grote zuster"in het midden!

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  5. Just delightful...beautiful reminiscences...hey your Mum's right...the walls do have ears. I know because my Grandmother told me that too:)

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  6. I enjoyed how you invoked the smells, sights, sounds of childhood. A lovely and loving poem filled with nostalgia for those wonderful childhood days. I really like the photo...and think what fun it must have been to have had three little brothers!

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  7. Oh the ears and telling tales analogy is beautifully done...

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  8. Soup with meatballs, chocolate, and...brothers in a room with wallpaper. Oh, home sweet home! Oh, sweet childhood! Beautiful sweaters of your two elderly brothers!

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  9. Love this.
    It is odd what we remember from childhood and I often wonder why I remember specific events that are not tied to specific emotions...
    Anna :o]

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  10. This is so filled with childhood bliss... but I also send that there are bridges back to build. Maybe we all need to spend some time on bridges.

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  11. A delightful visit to "HOME"!

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  12. So lovely, those memories of childhood. So beautiful, those four sweet faces in the photo!

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  13. Memories...there is nothing quite like them.

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  14. A wonderful journey through nostalgia :)

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  15. A lovely tribute to home and siblings. I'm so happy my children have each other, since I was an only child. Their lives are richer for their relationships with one another.

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  16. This is so tenderly drawn ~ sigh ~ a lovely read.

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  17. Isn't it wonderful how home always smells deliciously of food? :-)

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  18. Great memories of your childhood home. Nice photo too.

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  19. as we used to snuggle in
    different nooks of the nest

    There are little corners in the house one may consider a favorite. That perhaps make it to be a home!

    Hank

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  20. Are you absolutely sure the wallpaper doesn't have ears? :)

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  21. I loved reading this..invoked so many memories- of food, woodfire, tea, books. A lovely piece.

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