A Poem by jesserose99

inner child


In my darkest alley

I found you

    wondering lost

        without a clue

I held your hand

for I felt your fear

and said those who scared you

     were not near

Little girl

big bad world

torn apart

controlled for sure

Free to see

light of day

you don't have

to run away

I wish what I told you

were entirely true

but the same people are there,

and their hurt too

So come out to play

teach them the way

not to say

       cruel things today

© 2016 jesserose99

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"Fight to see
Light of day",
"so come out to play
Teach them the way
Not to say
Cruel things today".....Well you just awed me with your words...As i always tell you that you have an unique ability to enter into the reader's mind with such ease that the reader finds it very attached to his mind....Wonderful work as always Jesse with a lovely message....Full rating......

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

Dhiman, you are too kind, in your review, I was speaking more of my own self then you, I feel like .. read more
Inject Positivity

2 Years Ago

Hey Jesse don't say that mate, you are a wonderful person, i always take inspiration from you to wri.. read more


Very nice. Unfortunately my inner child still seems to enjoy running through the world kicking things over and smashing things with sticks. Fortunately, I keep him locked up in the basement =)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Jesserose99, Beautiful words portraying growth in strength and wisdom. I understood and felt your thoughts. Thank you for accepting my friend request, looking forward to sharing reviews. Richie B.

Posted 2 Years Ago

There is a sense of free-spiritedness to this poem despite playing on the notion of restraints and constraints of the outer and inner world.
Beautiful use of meter, and I adore the message of compassion and boldness at the end.

Look forward to your other works,


Posted 2 Years Ago

well done

Enjoyed the read.....

Posted 2 Years Ago

This is very well written. I love the idea of this, of speaking back to your younger self.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Beautifully written. I can relate so well to every line within every stanza.

Posted 2 Years Ago

really nice poem... I really liked it... keep it up!
Thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Very poignant. Is that the Adult You talking to the Child You? That's how I read it. Sometimes we need to comfort ourselves

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

yes, that is how it felt at least at the time. thank you for seeing into it the way i intended!
Inspiring...sometimes the reason for the bad, is because no one's taught them the good....

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

thank you Krizito, you are so right, its up to the ones who figure out how to do better, to teach th.. read more
Hauntingly beautiful words Jesse. I could almost picture the image of that inner child, lost in the big scary world, unsure of the kind words that she hears, never having grown used to kindness.
If only there was a kind someone for all of our inner children, young and old alike.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

it would be nice, but i suppose it teaches us lessons on what we want to be to the children in our l.. read more

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