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I Want to Run- in Response to Brenda Arledge's Word Prompt Memories

Misbah enjoys poetry and loves to convey the messages of Love through her poems.

The treasure of Memories

The treasure of Memories

The Background Story

Brenda Arledge's week 17 word prompt, "Memories," inspired me to write this poem. Brenda, thank you so much for the wonderful prompt. You've inspired me once again. I hope everyone enjoys my response to the word prompt.

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

— –Haruki Murakami

The Time Machine

I will make a time machine

To live that back what all I miss

Listening to stories at night time,

Sleeping on my mother’s lap


Memories of my school days

Every day was full of play

No worries about anything

Knowing not what they will say


Life is getting complex now,

No more skipping ropes do I skip

No more dolls are my friends

I miss those old days now


There’s no, dear diary, I write now,

Grandma isn’t alive now

She is not here to kiss my forehead

I miss her presence when I get hurt now


Grandpa was the love of my life

Always shining always bright

Waiting for him to come back home

Little treats of chocolates he gives,

I miss now


The world was different before

Sitting on my father’s shoulder

Feeling like I am sitting on the throne

I miss those old days now


Catching butterflies from the garden

Letting the ladybird crawl on my palm

The tickling effects I can’t forget

Let me live in that sweet past now


Feeding my parrots was all fun

I really want from my present to run

Innocence I wish always to remain

I am tired of this world’s political game


Hugging my teddy bear when I sleep

Waking up with no doubts and worries

Collecting stamps and coloring books

Day and nights full of gladness


Pink panther, dollhouse, and dolls

All were arranged near the wall

Playing the whole day was a fun

Please, someone, help me to run


College days were also joyous

Thinking I am the most melodious

Singing songs with my friends

Having lunch while sitting on the bench


My college stairs near to the corridor

My favorite place to sit and draw

Near to the corridor was the fine arts lab

Sitting on donkey chair,

holding a canvas in hand


Carrying brushes and pencils in my hair bun

Teachers appreciate, little work done

Drawing and Painting with friends was fun

Oh my goodness I want to run


The world is getting advance now

Let’s pause and play, rewind and forward

Moments of life are not well cherished now

Thousands of thoughts bother now


I want to go to the past, would stay there forever

Where grandma and grandpa were alive,

When chocolates and candies were my treats

Playing and dancing were all fun


The time machine is not in working mode

The idea of making it is very old

I am sure it will be made someday

For this, Let’s just hope and pray


We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.

— Jeremy Irons

My memories from childhood are still vivid in my mind. I long for those carefree days of my childhood. Time, like a butterfly, flies by. Every one of us has our own personal time machine. Some memories take us back in time, while others keep us moving forward.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 18, 2021:

Linda, thank you very much for your great and amazing comment. I'd like to relive my childhood as well. I truly wish if there was a time machine that could take me back in time so that I could experience my grandparents' love once more. I'm happy you liked the poem.

Many Blessings and Love, dear friend

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 18, 2021:

Thank you so much for the appreciation, Devika. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Blessings and Peace

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 18, 2021:

Beautiful Misbah so much of thought here and I enjoyed reading your work

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 18, 2021:

Thank you so much, my dear sister, Amara. I am glad you liked it. May Allah bless you and keep you healthy and safe. I am glad you enjoyed reading it.

Love and Blessings

Amara from Pakistan on June 18, 2021:

Its a lovely write up Misbah.. I enjoyed reading it..

Keep up your good work dear sis.. Allah bless you always..

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 18, 2021:

Ha Ha!! Brenda, I will notify you when it will be ready. I am just trying to make it. Everything is ready. I just need the engine to give it a start. It's out of stock on Amazon... Lol

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 18, 2021:

Hi Vanita, I am glad you enjoyed reading my poem. You are right, they are there always within and we can always visit whenever we want. Stay safe and healthy.

Blessings and Love

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 17, 2021:

Misbah

Do you got a time machine?

Let me know when & where...we would have a blast.

Vanita Thakkar on June 17, 2021:

Vivid, lively descriptions of your childhood memories and college days. They are there within always to visit whenever you want. Nice poem, Misbah in response to Brenda’s word prompt on memories.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 17, 2021:

I wish a time machine did exist. I would love to visit relatives who are dead and see places that were important to me in the past. Thank you for sharing this poignant poem, Misbah.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thank you so much, Vidya. I am glad you liked it. Yes, beautiful and cheerful childhood memories always help us to keep going in difficult times.

Much Love!!

Blessings always

VIDYA D SAGAR on June 17, 2021:

Lovely response to Brenda's word prompt, Misbah. Childhood memories are ever green and remembering them, keep us going in this stressful times. I loved the quote by Jeremy Iron. Thanks for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for your lovely and insightful comment, Brenda. I am glad you enjoyed the poem. Your childhood memories are so sweet. I truly wish to go back and live my childhood once again. Let's go together. Take care and stay happy and healthy

Love and Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind comments and for taking the time to read, Tobe. I am glad you liked it.

Blessings

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 17, 2021:

Misbah

You poem, "The Time Machine" speaks clearly about wanting to turn time backwards.

How life was so simple when you were young.

Your only care in the world was to play & have fun.

Knowing your parents & grandparents were there for you.

There's no more skipping rope like you used too.

I love this poem. I used to have a teddy bear too..my favorite of all my stuffed animals.

I called her Rosie & took her everywhere.

If only life could be that simple again.

But then again...I try my best to shelter myself from the cruel parts of the world.

I even like dancing in the rain if it's not pouring down.

Kerp a little bit of that kid spirit inside of you...I know it will always be a part of you.

Dream big.

I will post link in the word prompt article.

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on June 17, 2021:

This is a wonderful response to the prompt..thank you for letting us in your childhood memories...I loved the poem. Good job!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Mr. Bill, thank you so much for your kind, motivational and generous words, I am truly blessed to have a friend like you. I wish and pray every happiness for you. God bless you and your love ones. Stay happy, healthy and smiling

Sending you lots of Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Chitra Di, thanks for the beautiful comment. I love that ghazal by Jagjit Singh ji. I would love to mention few lines,

Kadi dhoop mein apne ghar se nikalna

Wo chidiya wo bulbul wo thithli pakadna

I love “koi faryaad” by jagjit singh as well. Much Love, Di. I am glad you liked it.

Stay happy, healthy and safe

Lots of Love and Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Eman. I am glad you liked it.

Many Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thanks a lot for the kind words, MsDora. You are so right. These beautiful memories do keep us calm when the stresses of present days become too much to bear.

Stay well and happy

Lots of Love and Blessings to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Dear Pamela, thank you so much. I'm delighted you enjoyed it and were able to relate it to your childhood memories. Grandparents are the lovely Blessings of God. I wish I could get them back in my life. Stay safe and smiling

Love and Blessings

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 17, 2021:

I hope, one day soon, you go skip rope again. I hope, one day soon, you purchase a teddy bear and give him a hug at night time. Do not let your childhood disappear. Keep it fresh. It will comfort you during the hard times, which surely will come.

Blessings always, my talented friend!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thank you so much, Rozlin. My grandfather died when I was only 8, although, I was very young at that time still I remember every single moment I spent with him. He used to give me coffee candies when he returns home. I truly wish I can get him back in my life.

Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts

I am glad you liked it. Stay happy and safe

Blessings and Love

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 17, 2021:

Hello Misbah!

Beautiful response to the word prompt.

I loved going through your poem, which brought back my childhood memories too. Those carefree, stress free days. Reminds me of the gazal by the legendary Jagjit Singh Ji, ‘Woh kagaz ki kashti, wo baarish ka paani—.’ You may have heard this one.

Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.

Nian from Pakistan on June 17, 2021:

Amazing poem, Misbah. Thanks for sharing.

May God bless you!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 17, 2021:

Thanks, Misbah. These sweet memories keep us sane when the pressures of these present days are so overwhelming.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 17, 2021:

This is beautiful poem, Misbah, and a lovely response to Brenda's prompt. It is so nice to think of those memories we have with out grandparents. Many of mine our similar to yours.

Love and blessings.

Rozlin from UAE on June 17, 2021:

Beautiful poem, Misbah. I love the line grandpa was the love of my life... waiting for him to get back home... little treats...my grandpa used to do the same...he used to get chocolate while returning for me and my siblings...he is not alive now. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. Stay safe and healthy.

Blessings and lots of love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your beautiful comment, Rosina. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed reading it. Thanks for joining me on this trip. Take care and stay safe and happy

Lots of Love and Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on June 17, 2021:

John, thank you very much for your kind and generous comment. I wish I could go back in time and relive those days; I believe we all wish to do this at some point in our lives. If the time machine will ever invent, I think, I would be the first one to travel on it… Lol… I'm happy you enjoyed it. Stay safe and happy.

Blessings always

Rosina S Khan on June 17, 2021:

Lovely, commendable poetry going into the playful detailed memories of your childhood. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A splendid response to Brenda's word prompt-Memories. Thank you for sharing. All the very best.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 17, 2021:

Wonderful poetry, Misbah. Thank you for sharing those memories with us, and I hope that one day the time machine is invented and becomes a reality. Blessings.

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