This poem is full of comfort. That's the best way I can describe what I felt when reading this. It's strange reminiscing on aspects of being a childhood, amazing yes but I also find myself bittersweet in my own feelings. I'm 24, yet my childhood feels like a life time ago.
The first stanza made me smile, can't say I know what Fruit Pebbles are but bugs bunny, roadrunner and yosemite sam are all very familiar to me. My siblings are much older than I, one is 33, the other 36 and the eldest 40, so for me watching these familiar cartoon characters was an every day morning routine. I would wake my eldest brother up at 4:30am asking if cartoons were on.
Many aspects of this poem brought back a lot for me, the four of us were always up to mischief, playing cricket, handball and football in the square across the road. I feel as though you brought a lot back to me and of course I had a lot of smiles while reading this.
This is why I'm so glad your back on the site writing, your poetry is soul food for the mind and heart.
Memories can be so wonderful at tines and this brought so many fabulous memories back for me of when I was younger but sometimes things change and these memories aren't good anymore.
I remember my Saturdays were filled with my nana visiting and bringing her trolley full of goodies.. Toys and our favourite chocolate and food, we'd play cards all day and if it was nice we'd sit outside and do I'd make up dances to perform for her lol Sundays were made for long dog walks and rock climbing after a Sunday roast!! Oh the good old days.