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Remembering the Summer

Lavanya Joshi

Remember the excitement
The awaiting of the summer vacation
The eagerness to lay in the hot summer breeze
Gazing for the train that sets to our summer destination
And discovering things about our nature.

Remember the mangoes ripped to be eaten fresh
And the watermelon whose seeds hit the bull’s-eye
The stories that filled our day
The spellers that filled our minds with new words

Remember the picnic near the sea shore
The sea shells that were collected
And the picture that we drew in the sea shore
The things we made out of best out of waste.

Remember the giggles that filled the home
Scaring our brothers and sisters with our fictitious stories
The song that we sang and the dance on the rhythm
And the warmth of our grandparents care.

Remember all mothers desperately waiting for the schools to reopen
The muddy hands while playing
The sixes that won our team of three and four
And the unwrapped doctor set that was ready for our first patient.

Remember the summer camp that enhanced our horizon of knowledge
The new friends that we made and forget
The bitterness of completing our summer homework.
And the sweetness of posing for the family photo shoot that mesmerised the old summer holidays.


22 comments

  • Too Good Lava 💜

    Uma Khadge
  • Words expressing the heartful feelings
    Beautiful dear !

    Sneha kamble
  • Words expressing the heartful feelings
    Beautiful dear !

    Sneha kamble
  • Words expressing the he heartful feelings
    Beautiful dear !

    Sneha kamble
  • Words expressing the he artful feelings
    Beautiful dear !

    Sneha kamble
  • GOOD IQ SHE WILL GAIN A LOT IN FUTURE IF ENCOURAGED AND PROPERLY MOTIVATED
    I CONVEY MY GOOD WISHES

    R c lohani
  • Very nicely scripted old memories Lavanya.Keep it up 👍👍

    T C Tewari
  • Best… All the points are so true and relatable…. Missing those sweet old golden days of our life❤️❤️❤️

    Ruchika Gaikwad
  • Best… All the points are so true nad relatable…. Missing those sweet old golden days of our life❤️❤️❤️

    Ruchika Gaikwad
  • Best… All the points are so true nad relatable…. Missing those sweet old golden days of our life❤️❤️❤️

    Ruchika Gaikwad
  • Nice poetry,well said, this is what we all are missing these days.

    Ashok shah
  • It’s mesmerising and nostalgic. Very well written verse ,captivating poetry…
    Well done lavanya

    Aditi Joshi
  • Mind blowing words & sentences well framed, also has all the contents to take us back to those young days when we were self made heroes & knew only to enjoy life & nothing else.
    Lavanya you seem to be very matured for you age. A big round of applause dear 👏👏👏👏👏

    N. Saravanan
  • Wow , Great Poetry , Lavanya , Will be Remembered always , Stay blessed & Keep writing 👌👌👌

    Sanjay Parbat
  • Wow , Great Poetry , Lavanya , Will be Remembered always , Stay blessed & Keep writing 👌👌👌

    Sanjay Parbat
  • Very Good. The poem took me 50 years back to my summer vacations. Keep it up beta. May God bless you.

    Ajay Sharma
  • Very Good. The poem took me 50 years back to my summer vacations. Keep it up beta. May God bless you.

    Ajay Sharma
  • Wonderfully written…. It captured the feelings, sights and sounds of a summer vacation so well… Keep up the good work 👍

    DJ
  • Wonderfully written…. It captured the feelings, sights and sounds of a summer vacation so well… Keep up the good work 👍

    DJ
  • Well said, remembering those days

    Anil Joshi
  • Very well written I went back to my child hood days while reading
    So well explained 👌👌👌👍👍

    Abhay singh
  • Great work lava keep it up

    Beautiful Written

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