• Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Perfect Past

By Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds


Past seems perfect forever,

All is good in that distant life,

The present is a daily battle felt,

Life is now a constant strife!

Past though was a tough call then,

Today it seems the golden age.

Childhood seems familiar and gay,

Then it was just bondage!


Past had father in a roaring rage

We see him now in a smiling frame.

That harsh tone is a gentle voice,

Rosy seems that childhood game!


Past fears have all been won,

The pain of first love is but a dream,

Forgotten are days, when forbidden

To visit with friends for an ice-cream!


Past night stays were a big no no.

Punished for adventures in the dark,

Childhood tales are fairytales.

Memory now is a golden spark!


Past we write as sweet memoir,

Present is always tough to bear.

Little do we pause to think,

Tomorrow's past is today's affair!


(Featured Image by Comfreak from Pixabay)

Clock Alarm Time - Free image on Pixabay


About the Author

Ms. Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.


She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.