CHILDHOOD POEMS

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  • 25.
    A Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball

    after practice: right foot
    to left foot, stepping forward and back,
    to right foot and left foot,
    and left foot up to his thigh, holding
    it on his thigh as he twists
    around in a circle, until it rolls
    down the inside of his leg,
    like a tickle of sweat, not catching
    and tapping on the soft
    side of his foot, and juggling
    once, twice, three times,
    hopping on one foot like a jump-roper
    in the gym, now trapping
    and holding the ball in midair,
    balancing it on the instep
    of his weak left foot, stepping forward
    and forward and back, then
    lifting it overhead until it hangs there;
    and squaring off his body,
    he keeps the ball aloft with a nudge
    of his neck, heading it
    from side to side, softer and softer,
    like a dying refrain,
    until the ball, slowing, balances
    itself on his hairline,
    the hot sun and sweat filling his eyes
    as he jiggles this way
    and that, then flicking it up gently,
    hunching his shoulders
    and tilting his head back, he traps it
    in the hollow of his neck,
    and bending at the waist, sees his shadow,
    his dangling T-shirt, the bent
    blades of brown grass in summer heat;
    and relaxing, the ball slipping
    down his back. . .and missing his foot.

    He wheels around, he marches
    over the ball, as if it were a rock
    he stumbled into, and pressing
    his left foot against it, he pushes it
    against the inside of his right
    until it pops into the air, is heeled
    over his head--the rainbow!--
    and settles on his extended thigh before
    rolling over his knee and down
    his shin, so he can juggle it again
    from his left foot to his right foot
    --and right foot to left foot to thigh--
    as he wanders, on the last day
    of summer, around the empty field.

    --Christopher Merrill read more »

  • 26.
    Fruit Cocktail in Light Syrup

    Rocket-shaped popsicles that dyed your lips blue
    were popular when I was a kid. That era got labeled
    "the space age" in honor of some longed-for, read more »

  • 27.
    Ithaca

    I've been blessed
    with a few gusts of wind,
    a few loves read more »

  • 28.
    Another Country

    The days unfold
    like maps. Fresh dirt
    in the garden, black
    as cake, grows warm. read more »

  • 29.
    They Call This

    A young mother on a motor scooter stopped at a traffic light, her little son perched
    on the ledge between her legs; she in a gleaming helmet, he in a replica of it, smaller, but
    the same color and just as shiny. His visor is swung shut, hers is open. read more »

  • 30.
    The Gaffe

    If that someone who's me yet not me yet who judges me is always with me,
    as he is, shouldn't he have been there when I said so long ago that thing
    I said? read more »

  • 31.
    Television

    The most important thing we've learned,
    So far as children are concerned,
    Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
    Them near your television set -- read more »

  • 32.
    Two Children

    Two children (small), one Four, one Five,
    Once saw a bee go in a hive,
    They'd never seen a bee before!
    So waited there to see some more. read more »

  • 33.
    Because I cannot remember my first kiss

    but I remember sitting alone on the brown
    couch in my grandmother's living room,
    couch whose cushion covers were of velvet read more »

  • 34.
    My Childhood

    the orange ball arcs perfectly into the orange hoop
    making a sound like a drawer closing read more »

  • 35.
    On The Death Of Friends In Childhood

    We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven
    Nor sunning themselves among the bald of hell;
    If anywhere, in the deserted schoolyard at twilight,
    forming a ring, perhaps, or joining hands read more »

  • 36.
    In Childhood

    things don't die or remain damaged
    but return: stumps grow back hands,
    a head reconnects to a neck,
    a whole corpse rises blushing and newly elastic. read more »

New Childhood Poems

  1. Villanelle: Even childhood teenage nurtu.., T (no first name) Wignesan
  2. My Childhood's Home, John Bradford
  3. Her pretty childhood, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. There's No Heaven, Neela Nath
  5. Facilities To Childhood., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  6. Epic Story Of Childhood., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  7. Childhood For Differently Able., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  8. Inviting Childhood, maharshi trivedi
  9. Wishes To Children., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  10. Childhood, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  11. Childhood, A Lost Dream, Neela Nath
  12. Childhood, Aftab Alam
  13. Remembering Childhood, maharshi trivedi
  14. - Blessed -, Aparna Chatterjee
  15. CHILDHOOD'S MAGIC 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  16. the greatest sin, Nikhil Parekh
  17. Enfance, Eric Dubois
  18. Childhood, Aryaman Kakkar
  19. Childhood, Ravikumar C.P.
  20. My Childhood, Gamaliel Scipio
  21. Recall, Aparna Chatterjee
  22. Childhood, Biplab Singha
  23. my childhood, Saffan Asif
  24. Glimpses of My Childhood, Rohit Sapra
  25. My Childhood, Sir. Shaheer Ahmed
  26. Alufalism words, Senator alufalism
  27. Rondeau Reclimbing Childhood Tree, Jonathan ROBIN
  28. My Childhood, micheal john
  29. Do You Remember Childhood, Faith Grayson
  30. When childhood comes back again, Alexander Povolotsky
  31. Childhood Messages, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  32. Alicia, Manuel Odeny
  33. Since childhood the night scares you, Gert Strydom
  34. Childhood, Z.I. Mahmud
  35. Childhood, Tasha Thomson
  36. Alone Yet, Mashiur Rahman
  37. Childhood, Richard Netherland Cook
  38. The Jingles From My Childhood, Nana Kwame Nketsiah
  39. I miss my childhood, Shashank Dwivedi
  40. Why Do Children Want To Grow, Kaila George
  41. childhood is..., shenika vermaak
  42. Childhood Marble Poem, john tiong chunghoo
  43. Childhood, Ron Burn
  44. Strange Twists In Parent Echo, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  45. Return my Childhood, S.D. TIWARI
  46. Len Webster's 'Childhood Is...', Len Webster
  47. STANDING ON THE THRESHOLD, sudha pandey
  48. I am a lot wiser now than in my childhood, Aldo Kraas
  49. Childhood, paradise yuv
  50. I miss my childhood, Jinal Oswal
  51. Reviving Childhood, Amy Marie
  52. Childhood's Christmas, Patti Masterman
  53. Childhood, Ayesha A R
  54. My Innocent Childhood, Zeya Mallick
  55. Childhood, Just In Love
  56. Childhood, Ashmita Saha
  57. Hassle, Hassle the Crazy Cage, Raju Baruah
  58. On Child Labour, Sameer Daniel Gardner
  59. Why, Amy Marie
  60. Abused Child, Mula Veereswara Rao
  61. Childhood, RiRi S...
  62. When My Childhood Dies, Evevona Plummer
  63. My Childhood, jahanvi .................... ..
  64. Super Mario Brothers Live As Video Gamer.., Ashleigh Leona Mellon
  65. Childhood, Kervan Aaron
  66. I can't remember, demarcus reynolds
  67. my childhood garden, danielle eager
  68. Lost times, A. V. Asreg
  69. My Childhood, Kiera R Lewis
  70. Innocence was stolen, Tiffany Johnson
  71. 2.03 Childhood - Youth - Old Age, Munindra (Munnan) Misra
  72. My Childhood Faded Away, Philip Lore
  73. Haiku - A bag of marbles, john tiong chunghoo
  74. I look through my childhood, Savio Vogt
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