I ran outside,
fell on my knees,
silently cried,
grabbed something sweet.

A lollipop soon eased my pain,
reminding me of simple days.
The childhood time I wish had stayed,
but in a blink, just flew away.

This tiny pop
served as a cure,
made my heart hop,
felt immature.

Allowed me a moment to play,
without adulting on my brain.
It made me dance, I laughed and swayed,
I played hopscotch in misty rain.

Happiness spread,
peace well obtained.
The pain soon fled,
while joy remained.

Falling became an even trade,
the discomfort was worth the gain.
Developing my own parade,
eliminates bruises and strain.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. There’s so much lightness and joy in this poem. The part about the tiny pop making your heart hop was totally grin-inducing! πŸ™‚

  2. Aww this is just toooo sweet and adorable! Relate to every word of it. We all feel like childhood just flewww past our faces and have such moments to take us back in time.
    So beautifully penned my friend!

  3. So lovely poem, Grace. It reminded me of my childhood days and childish ways. Well penned πŸ‘ŒπŸ’πŸ’–

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