My Little One

My little one

There you are

Where were you all these years

Trapped inside dark dim spears

From the depths you crept up from tears

And stood alone amongst the tall oak

Pierced and prodded

You wailed from within

Not budging, not even an inch

All the while winds shattering your walls

The tides moving drowning your fall

How did you survive

All these turbulent years

Behind bars of protection

A little giggle between fears

When I least expected you

You surprised me the most

You wanted to feel safe

Letting your wings fly

Bright and shining

Through the clear skies

You were afraid to come out

And let the joy come in

I finally see you now

You're home again


This poem is about the inner child. How lost and scared it gets. How to bring that child out from deep inside and make it happy again.

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mathira 4 years ago

Everyone has an inner child and unless you pamper it you feel lost and depressed. Good hub carolinemd21.


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

A beatuiful poem, Caroline, I'm glad you have let your inner child go free. You could become still happier now.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

SubRon thank you for all of your support!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Bring the inner child out and make the child happy again? Your lovely poem is guaranteed to do just that caroline.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Alastar thank you for the kind and heartfelt comment! I am glad you liked it!


stessily 4 years ago

Caroline, An inner child patiently stays with us through thick and thin and accepts as many punches on the chin as possible on our behalf. And yet through all the downers and despair and upheavals, the inner child's heart is never tarnished and always holds out for peace and joy for us.

Your early question, "Where were you all these years," is balanced at the end with, "I finally see you now, you're home again."

Thank you for this reminder that change is within us, in our beginnings.

Kind regards, Stessily


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you stessily for all your great comments! Always appreciated. I am glad you liked my poem. Happy New Year to you and your family.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this and that picture of that precious baby is wonderful..Thank you..


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Always!


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MissFunkadelic 4 years ago from Ireland

I love this poem its very inspiring thank you!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

MissFunkadelic thank you! I'm glad you liked it.


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MissFunkadelic 4 years ago from Ireland

Your welcome keep up the good work!!


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

As they rightly say, "There's a child inside each one of us". The child sometimes gets lost, and words like yours help bring it out. Loved it!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Miss thank you again!

@ Senoritaa thank you so much for stopping bu and reading!


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Debra Verville 4 years ago from USA

Wow! And that picture...amazing. I always enjoying reading your words, Caroline.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Debra thank you! It's always a pleasure to hear from you.


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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

What a beautiful way to describe such an amazing thing. Great work. I am excited about reading more of you works. You did a wonderful job on this poem. voted up and beautiful.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Fullerman thank you for all your support and your compliments! I really appreciate it.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is so wonderful. Life is a miracle and you capture it so well. The spreading of wings and the first beginnings are a thing to celebrate... :)


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Astra, coming from a poet such as yourself, it is a true compliment. Always nice to see you. :)


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elanger333 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is really beautiful. The picture got to me... I guess because my little girl was premature. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

This is a beautiful and heartfelt poem about our inner child. I agree that the picture is so moving.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Elanger thank you. I'm glad you liked it. :)

Minnetonka Twin Thank you for stopping by and reading.

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