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Bucket and spade in my hand,
Building sand castles in the sand,
Candy floss at Portrush Strand.

Oh those childhood days.

Picking blackberries down the lane,
Hands were purple with their stain,
Stingy nettles that were such a pain.

Oh those childhood days.

Andy Pandy and Looby Loo,
Sooty, Sweep, Butch and Sue,
So many things for a child to do.

Oh those childhood days.

Hot soda farls that granny made,
Their smell and taste will never fade,
Long hot summers and seeking the shade.

Oh those childhood days.

The best Santa Claus was at the Co.
My brother and I couldn't wait to go,
Building a snowman with the snow.

Oh those childhood days.

The Belfast Castle sitting up a tree,
Playing conkers my brother and me,
Watching the dot fade on the TV.

Oh those childhood days.

Skipping in the street with my chum,
A knitted poncho made by mum,
Granny's scones that tasted yum.

Oh those childhood days.

Oh those childhood days.

Happy childhood days.

About this poem

Remembering my childhood living in Belfast. Granny's scones, mum knitting me a poncho and many other happy times.

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Written on June 13, 2024

Submitted by Blossoming on June 13, 2024

Modified by Blossoming on June 13, 2024

1:04 min read

Kimberley Hamilton

New poet just starting out. Kim Hamilton is from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Loves nature and poems on faith. more…

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Discuss the poem Childhood Days with the community...

  • Dianejean57
    Well done.
    LikeReply11 hours ago
  • Lacey,J
    love it
    LikeReply20 hours ago
  • israel_u
    Childhood days are always evergreen, and very refreshing to remember.
    LikeReply1 day ago
  • Courtnie.mckern
    This really did make me think of my childhood and the good times . Thank you well written
    LikeReply 21 day ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Simply lovely and adorable. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories which are now forever linked endearingly with the childhood memories of others.
    LikeReply 12 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thank you. I hope it takes the reader to their own childhood memories. Kim
      LikeReply2 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. Cherished memories of childhood. Kim
      LikeReply1 day ago
  • dawg4jesus
    Well done
    LikeReply 12 days ago
  • Kshetrapal
    Nice to hear from you.
    Please do bring out a book for children , I shall buy one on knowing details.
    But this one is so Stellar to be included in syllabi of primary schools.
    My best wishes to you.
    ..... Kshetrapal
    LikeReply 12 days ago
  • Kshetrapal
    Such a nicest of a poem.
    My greetings.

    Everyone's favourite.
    .... Kshetrapal Sharma
    LikeReply 12 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thanks. I've been concentrating on my children's book but also wanted to write a poem about my childhood. It will be different for everyone. Kim
      LikeReply2 days ago
  • AIDA
    Wow! What a nostalgic and heartwarming poem about cherished childhood memories! The imagery you use really transports the reader back to simpler times filled with joy and innocence. The repetition of "Oh those childhood days" emphasizes the sentiment and adds a nice touch to the overall flow of the poem.

    One suggestion for improvement could be to consider adding more sensory details to enhance the reader's connection to the memories being shared. Describing the sounds, smells, and textures of the experiences mentioned could make them even more vivid and engaging.

    Overall, fantastic job capturing the essence of childhood in such a beautiful and evocative way! Keep up the great work and continue sharing your wonderful talent with the world. Your poem is sure to resonate with many who hold dear their own childhood memories. Well done!
    LikeReply3 days ago


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