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Childish Thoughts (haiku form)
by Regis Auffray

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

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Photo by Regis Auffray - "My kids (a few years ago) and cherry blossom snow."




When I was a child
Innocence protected me
From reality


When I was a child
I found many a marvel
In simplicity


When I was a child
A new day was adventure
And the world was mine


When I was a child
My soul soared and I felt free
I did not worry


When I was a child
I believed that dreams come true
And wishes as well


When I was a child
I wanted to be grown up
In the world of men


Now I am grown up
I wish that I were a child
Somewhere in heaven


 

 

Copyright 2004 by Regis J. Auffray
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/15/2014
I can relate very well to this one. At age 9 I wanted to stay there forever, remembering walking down our back yard to a rose bush and saying I want to stay nine, in a way, I think I've accomplished that in some ways. As for somewhere in heaven, I tried that and it wasn't my time, I was a very lucky person in that one way.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 3/13/2013
What you express in this poem is so true. As kids we don't really have anything to worry about and we are carefree. When we grow up there are all these problems we have to deal with, all these things we have to worry about that sometimes we wish we were kids again. At least that is the case with me time and again. Things are much easier, much simpler when we are kids. Wish it was that way throughout our entire lives. Thanks for sharing this poem. I am sure everyone can relate to it in one way or another.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/5/2010
I THINK WE ALL CAN RELATE TO WANTING TO BE 'GROWN UP' WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN...WE'D LIE ABOUT OUR AGE AND TELL SOMEONE WE WERE OLDER THAN WE REALLY WERE...BUT NOW? WELL, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT HEAVEN, BUT I SURE WISH I COULD GO BACK WITH THE WISDOM THAT I HAVE NOW ACQUIRED...BOY! WOULD THERE BE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN HOW I LIVED MY LIFE! GREAT 'THOUGHT PROVOKER'...SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/14/2010
Reg, this warms the heart..and how true, the innocents of a child is one to behold, LOVE the photo, smiles light up this page :)
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/27/2009
Regis,
Great write! My sentiment precisely!
Nicole
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/17/2008
Regis,

Great photo; great Haiku . . . always penning to a new standard!!


Best regards,

Lance
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 7/24/2008
you still could be-i wish i could show you that xxx michelle
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/6/2008
A bit ironic, isn't it? So true! The grass is always greener.... If you tell a child to appreciate the simplicity of their life, they think you're crazy because they want to be grown up. Greatly realistic, Regis!
Sheila
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/15/2007
Don't leave just yet, Regis. There is too much you have left to write. Your theme here is universal. Wishing to be grown up when we are children. Childhood seemed endless. excellent Liz
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 6/12/2005
Wow- what sweet thoughts Reg.That is why you Sound like an Awesome Adult, with the memories that you never left you. HuGs 2 U- Lady,SheeeOXO...
Reviewed by john zimmerman 4/19/2004
another good write

I like the way that you have used the meditated aspects of the haiku form.

john+
Reviewed by Kijuana Henry (Reader) 4/18/2004
Your children are beautiful! Becca talks
about you sometimes. Says you are a nice and cool guy!
(Smile) Your Haiku is really great! I may just
get an author position and beat out Bek's!
(grin)
KJ
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 2/13/2004
a good thought, a good construction
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/24/2004
When I was a child...glad I don't recall those turbulent times of pain, but it sounds as if your childhood was much better and I can tell by the picture, your children are having a wonderful childhood with an intelligent Dad to guide them through to their adult years.
Keep them close, Regis, don't let them out into the world, they are not children forever...Peace, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/16/2004
Ah...if only...if just for an hour
nice poem, nice memories
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 1/15/2004
"When I was a child my soul soared and I felt free!
A line we all can relate to! Great write, Regis!
(Beautiful kids:)
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 1/13/2004
Just beautiful Regis! I especially love this verse:

"When I was a child
I found many a marvel
In simplicity"

Oh to have those eyes again.
Andrea
Reviewed by Floreann Cawley 1/12/2004
wonderful..Floreann
Reviewed by S H (Reader) 1/11/2004
Nice poem Regis. I can relate :)
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 1/9/2004
Beautifully don, Regis! ~Z~
Reviewed by Christine Morell 1/9/2004
This is so beautiful, Regis and enhanced by the form.
~Chrissie :)
Reviewed by Trixie Love 1/9/2004
Hi Regis,
Oh yes, the good ole
childhood memories...

Great write as always.


Trixie :)
Reviewed by Nancy D. 1/8/2004
I still have the child in me, that will never change, excellent thoughts.

Nancy
Reviewed by P. Michaels 1/8/2004

I know that feeling. You expressed it well. Regis.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/8/2004
Regist this is great
wonderful poetry

William
Reviewed by Karen Dunn 1/8/2004
How True !

Thanks
Karen
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 1/8/2004
It seems life is this way. Most realize too late how great being a child is.
good work Regis

best wishes
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/7/2004
Regis...thanks for sharing this my friend....excellent!!!!!!
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 1/7/2004
This is great, Regis. Remembering what it was like to be a child makes us better parents. ~~Bonnie Q
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/7/2004
Uplifting and so joyfully written. Great write!
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 1/7/2004
Unto the Soul Child, Regis,

Thou hast cast memories upon the waterís mirror to which I found joy within thy words. What a marvel be thy collection of Haiku! Tis always a great pleasure to set eyes upon thy writings. I hast missed them much.

{Keep on smiling, my friend!}

♫Lady Jaclynn Ė maid of the poet forest

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/7/2004
This is great Regis, I really enjoyed reading this. As I read the little boy in me was laughing. The little guy loves to play, he has really made my life great. Our bodies grow up, but sometimes that's about it. When I'm a hundred years old, the little boy inside me will barely be 10. As far as heaven goes, children seem to find heaven on earth, and wish for the real thing. It's so disappointing when a child grows up and faces hell on earth. You figure it, take care G
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 1/7/2004
I TRASK Some How Made It to 18 But Never Got Past 23,i.e.TRULY_

You Must Never Let Go Of Your Thought's Of Being That CHILD It Is As How You May Only Enter Therein Kingdom (Heaven) Of (God)_

Tear's For Your Little Children!

TRASK
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 1/7/2004
This was tender and beautiful, lovely,

Reindeer
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/7/2004
Such a beautifully caring write Regis! I love the photo too!We all wish for the innocence of childhood!
(Thanks for your concern Regis;-)
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/7/2004
Regis, Tender loving caring words..being an innocent child, in heaven or not..would be wonderful..our memories of childhood never leave us. Great write! Lisa
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 1/7/2004
Regis... I, too!!!! I used to think that being a child again would be heaven... but I really don't want to be a child again, unless it is somewhere in heaven... thank you for this, Regis... stay true to your pen.... stay strong...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 1/7/2004
Now I am grown up
I wish that I were a child
Somewhere in heaven


OH YES..join the club..I believe many would want to do the same..
ty Regis..
Fab piece..

vesna :)








Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 1/7/2004
OOOH this is great work....great writing....beautiful verses...meaningful.....and I love the darlings in the picture and the picture title...wonderful work Regis....floria
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/7/2004
(((Regis)))

Magnifique, mon ami! Lovely write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D

Tried to rate this earlier, but was having problems; hope I get in this time! LOL
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/7/2004
(((regis)))

tres magnifique, mon ami *BRAVO*

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/7/2004
Very deep touching thoughts Regis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 1/7/2004
You've expressed a very universal feeling, here. I think writers are probably very lucky in that respect. We can capture the child in us. I think you did with this poem.

Carmen
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 1/7/2004
LOVED this and I relate to this more than you know.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/7/2004
Wonderful thoughts I'd say, Regis. Think I like Number 3 the best!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 1/7/2004
Can I come over and borrow some crayons?
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/7/2004
The wonderment of being a child. The beautiful thoughts revealed. Great write indeed.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 1/7/2004
You have me wondering: what would a child do in heaven? Thanks, Regis, loved the photo.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 1/7/2004
WONDERFUL Haiku collection..!
Thanks for sharing this...
Debashish
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/7/2004
Innocence of childhood, well expressed, do we ever grow up or just use the toy's for raing the earth, and murdering, slaughtering those who can't fight back..are the fools wise and the wise fools?
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/7/2004

My friend, life is an irreversible process in which cells die out of atrophication. But as indicated in your last verse of the poem, you can restart as a child in the life hereafter and in heaven if god allows you to do that.
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