Rattles and clashes
Light flashes
The pitter patter the patter pitter
My mind all a glitter
Is that a guffaw or a juvenile titter?
Ah, memories erupt, sweet and bitter
From the ground soaked with summer rain
Reviving that pain
Slowly creeps a nostalgia laced petrichor
Making me yearn for more and still more
Of those splashes in the mud rain soaked
When on our untrammeled laughter we choked
Those paper boats of yore sailed along
In sync with our baby dreams singing a hopeful song
Pitter patter
Patter pitter
Once more near the river Lidder
Pitter patter patter pitter.
Memories sweet and bitter
Traipsing along, slipping and tripping
And gripping
Me in a hold strong.
Ah this summer rain
Gives me pain
And I go insane
Listening to this pitter patter
Patter pitter
Peering into the glitter
Of an era gone with the shedding of tears bitter.
Ah this pitter patter of the summer rain.
Gives me pain
And I go insane.
Yet again.

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About Santosh

An educationist with a passion for writing , having published some novels for young adults, some essays and some poems. My poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi will soon be published .

8 thoughts on “Memories

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** Ashtavakra – Vineetha Mekkoth **…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) are the following…..** An Bothar (The Road) – John Anthony Fingleton **…..** Dissolve in me – Rashmi Malapur **…..** Fifty Feathers for my Flight – Iulia Gherghei **…..** Fight of Shadows – Neetu Wali **…..** Fireflies of Time – Maaya Dev **…..** Flowers in a pot – Sunil Sharma **…..** Impaled – Elizabeth Hexberg **…..**Memories – Santosh Bakaya **…..** (The) Minion – Nalini Srivastava **…..**Mortgage Your Blood – Tapeshwar Prasad **…..** On Life’s Meaningful Pauses – Witty Fay **…..** Tunes of Ruin – Rehka Moothedoth **…… ICOP CRITIC Award for April goes to..Pramila Khadun & Maaya Dev.

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