The Inner Child

The Inner Child

A Poem by Pauline


My sweet child, how you crave acknowledgement.

You; heart of my childhood, you that is me.

You, that danced the dance of the innocent,

Full of melodious joy and carefree.

Such dreams you gathered, stored for adulthood,

exotic files of wild imaginings.

How the parents smiled, how they understood

and your defiant stance, so challenging.

Come child. Take me from this garden of mist,

dry these seething oceans that are my eyes;

rid my aching heart of this weight-some schist,

let us taste again those dreams in summer skies.

Come, take my hand and let us quantum leap

to that inner world, where wonders fast reap.

© 2022 Pauline

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I, too, relate to this as I have never let the child in me disappear...he is still at the forefront even as I live into my seventies now.

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1 Month Ago

Hi J. I think we'd be pretty miserable without that inner child who lifts us up just when we need to.. read more
I relate to this so much. A child at heart always!

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

Hello Ciara. We should never grow up fully otherwise we'd miss out on the wonders of nature and the .. read more
There have been many times, many times in my life where someone has said, "Oh grow up Will!" And still to this day I refuse. My inner child is as strong as ever and it is what allows me to enjoy everything around me. I think once we grow up, everything becomes quiet boring. Really nicely expressed Pauline. I like your look on things.

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

Hi Will. You sound so much like my husband. (I often tell him to grow up) but having said that, he c.. read more
One must possess inner child to live life more cheerfully. Wonderful Pauline

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9 Months Ago

Many thanks Jenny.

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4 Reviews
Added on December 18, 2022
Last Updated on December 18, 2022



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I've been writing poetry for some time now. It allows me to escape some of the doldrums of life. I also paint when life allows me some quiet time. I wouldn't say I was great at either passtimes but I.. more..