Thursday, February 1, 2024



Sweet Childhood...


Although you remain a memory

For some of us,

We keep you alive through our inner child.

Heavenly season,

You come every year

Inviting us to join the other little ones

In the game in the magic glade,

Where the flora whispers the mysteries of nature in our ear

And we understand the language of the fauna.

You advise us to see the world from a different perspective,

Reminding us that we learn all our life

Regardless of the age indicated by our changing appearance.

You bring a smile on the strict adult’s face,

Taking a ray of the sun to light the lamp of his sad soul,

Hoping that he will share it with everyone.

You escort us on the pirate ship,

Encouraging us to weather Prospero’s storm,

To become wiser throughout the journey like Ulysses.

Attending the picnic organized by you and the old friends

From the years of innocence, exploration and joy,

We feel that the impossible becomes possible.




I remember, sweet childhood, I remember

When once upon a time on a meadow

You showed up between the clouds

And spoke to me.

You took me with you

On a Pegasus

And guided me through fantasy and fairy tale lands.

The knight riding on a dragon

Penciled the Middle Ages,

And Ulysses on his journeys

Told me stories about mermaids and cyclopses.

The gods showed themselves in the temples

And advised me to keep an open mind.

While I was getting home that evening

Penelope and the flower fairies gave me an invitation

And I’ve danced at a masquerade ball.

But, when the fun ended

You’ve flown far away

Leaving me on the couch. 


Childhood, Where Are You?


We left you behind when we came of age,

Thinking that life as adults is fun.

Although it has its ups and downs

And it’s normal to grow up,

Sometimes we ignore the cries

Of our inner child.

While cleaning the dusty attic,

Together with granny, we recall memories

Of the wonderful adventures we had

In the fantastic realms we came across

Through the pages of storybooks.

Tears are running down our cheeks

While we’re leafing through the photo album.

Teddy’s hugs offer us comfort,

Bringing a smile to our face.

“Age doesn’t count as long

As you have the heart of a child,” our granny said.

The little one’s joyful sounds echo nonstop

And we know that you’re always present in our heart.




GEORGIANA-LAURA GHEORGHE - Brăila – România. Born in a country with a wonderful history, customs, traditions and culture, she’s a sensitive soul whom considers writing as a way to express her untold feelings and opinions. She’s a translator, but creative writing is one of the many hobbies she has. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in the English Language and Literature – French Language and Literature – Philology at “Spiru Haret” University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters – Bucharest (Romania) and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi (Romania). She competed in a few national literary projects such as the online poetic show „În Lumea Copilăriei”, Parfumul Clipei, May 2022 and international literary championships such as the “Dantebus” National Poetry Contest, 4th edition, Italy, 2022 etc. She was awarded the „Certificate for Best Entry” for my photography/poem „The Feline” entered in the ILA Magazine’s „ANYTHING SATURDAY”, Category: VISUAL ART/ POEM COMPOSITION, founder Annette Nasser held on July 9th, 2022, awarded on July 24th, 2022; “Mențiune” at the „Exercițiu de Imaginație” contest, judges: Ana Văcărașu, Ioan Avram organized by the Cenaclul Literar Artistic „Simfonia Cuvintelor”, July 17th, 2022 etc. She published poetry in various national and international literary magazines and anthologies, and launched two bilingual poetry books “What is life?” on September 2019 and “The Chest of Life” on 2021. She’s a member of ARTLIT - Asociația Română a Traducătorilor Literari from February 15th, 2022 and of the World Literature Academy that is under the aegis of the Romanian Cultural Centre in London from October 20th, 2020. Other than creative writing, she likes to listen to music mostly classical, instrumental and soundtracks, travel and navigate on the Internet. 

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