Nostalgia touching home

Those warm memories you created

Have left an imprint in your soul

You remember-

The laughter ringing through the corridors as the school bell went off

And watching jasmine buds bloom in the cool night air through your window.

How grandpa always smelt of Yardley talcum powder

And grandma of heavenly spices.

You remember-

The chipped mosaic tiles your bare feet ran on while playing with your siblings

And the coolness of the porch after papa watered the plants.

How Sundays always meant sleeping in and watching your favourite shows with muma’s special breakfast

And at school the creaking of the swing during break time as you flew high made you feel like a superhero

Childhood rolling into adulthood, you took them

Those warm memories you created

The ones that left an imprint in your soul

Sipping on chai or coffee- during those much-needed breaks and the banter that followed

The long commute as you reached new places,

Those getaways to nature’s lap that made you feel grounded and alive.

The time you made a friend, the time you found love, the time you discovered yourself

Every first moment and last,

And of course the in between ones.

The time you chose to stop and stare, at the intricacies of life

The time you chose to reminisce and let the wave of nostalgia take over

As you revisited

Those warm memories that are usually tucked away in the crevices of your mind

Those warm memories that left an imprint on your soul-

Nostalgia touching home.

We are halfway through #BlogchatterA2Z and if you have stuck around, you must have noticed that most of my posts are an attempt to tease your five senses, stir your memories and take you to a familiar place you feel at home. Along with this poem, I also reveal my theme- nostalgia! I hope you continue to enjoy this ride down memory lane and also be inspired to create some more.

The entire month of April, I am blogging from A2Z powered by #BlogchatterA2Z

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Raunica says:

    What a lovely post ans such a wonderful theme

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you:)

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  2. Poonam says:

    Perfect!
    School days, Sundays sleeping in. And I also remember watching Potli baba ki, Sindbad, Talespin on holidays.

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    1. Leha says:

      Aw, you reminded me of Talespin. That was super enjoyable.

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  3. Varsh says:

    From those late Sunday mornings with mom’s breakfast to those creaking school swings, everything stirred so many emotions. Will have to talk to an old friend now just to share those moments again!

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    1. Leha says:

      Yess Varsha, go for it:)

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  4. purbajune says:

    I am enjoying your series a lot, Leha. This poem made me smile as you took me on a nostalgic trip ❤️

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    1. Leha says:

      Wow, then mission accomplished! Thanks Purba

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  5. Harshita says:

    “Those warm memories that are usually tucked away in the crevices of your mind”
    How beautifully you have expressed nostalgia!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Harshita:)

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  6. Anjalie Sharma says:

    Beautiful verse Leha…precious memories.

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    1. Leha says:

      Indeed memories are, thanks Anjalie!

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  7. Aesha Shah says:

    Indeed, I went back in time. My grandfather had this daily routine wherein he would finish his yoga practice and then massage his body with coconut oil. After his bath, he would apply Mysore Sandlewood powder . That aroma in the bathroom if I went to bath after him, just filled my senses. My entire summer vacations just flashed my mind as I read your poetry. Just this one line invoked so many emotions in me, Leha. It did touch home.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you for sharing this Aesha. Am so happy you did. How powerful emotions and memories are.

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  8. After reading, I just want to go back in time! amazing it was to rerad this

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    1. Leha says:

      Aw, thank you:)

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  9. It did invoke nostalgia! Loved reading it.

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  10. Suchita says:

    I think school memories are the ones that rise up most readily when I think of the “glorious past.” This was a lovely read Leha ❤

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    1. Leha says:

      Ooh yess, good old times. Thanks Suchita:)

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  11. Mayuri6 says:

    Such a serene title, and memories that took me back in time. A very special post.

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    1. Leha says:

      So sweet, Mayuri!

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