Childhood Memories: Aching Tooth

When I was a pre-schooler, my father told me that I had that ability to remember things and keep them in a space on my brain called “memory.”
He said he can prove this because that time I was already able to memorize my very first poem: Aching Tooth.

“Aching tooth
Don’t make me sleep
Awake all night
In pain so deep
I cannot sleep, nor even talk
I cannot play, nor sit, nor walk

To the dentist Mama took me, cured me and loved me.”

Actually, I am not so sure about the last line anymore. I tried to search for it, or google it (so to speak), even before but I really cannot find it. I don’t know where my Papa took this poem but this was the very first I had memorized. I was 5 years old then. My Grandmother told me that they were so proud of me because I was able to memorize it in less than a day.



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