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Talking to yourself - Your inner child (a poem)

Updated on July 9, 2012

Talking to yourself - your inner child

Your inner child is that free spirit within you, who longs to come out and be the ‘you’ that he/she can be. In this adult world of reason, where we have no time for such childlike nature, this inner child is trampled, bruised and buried under the mire of our daily cares, constraints and routines. It is the inner child in you who often comes out to play, to have fun, be the you that you could truly be, without the trappings of your knowledge, your bias and your cultural constraints. The inner child, is the creative you, who longs for a release amidst the harsh realities of life. He/she is filled with the innate wisdom of the ages.
Your inner child has a fresh new outlook of the world, uncolored by your prejudices or preconception. Your inner child is your naivety, your innocence which longs to believes in mankind, the hope within you! This inner child is un-repressed and free, he/she may need a little handling with a velvet glove, but surely worth the release. Your inner child has no fear and is willing to explore all territories and this is from where your inspirations and imaginations come.. set him/her free... let him/her give you a new lease of life.

Most of us know our inner child, some of us can clearly see the child in us. Mine is a child of five or six, face raised up to the sun, in a kiss of adoration, a flower in hand that gently caresses the face.. hair flying about in the pleasant breeze... that is the child I speak to. Do you know yours?

Take time to speak to your inner child, to nurture him/her, into that beautiful person he or she is. The innocence, the trust, the warmth, the love, the inquisitiveness in you needs a release to yourself - to your inner child today. This is my my special moment with my inner child.

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Dream on... inner child

Dream on, my child,
Dream on, sweet one,
Oh! let the little birds sing,
Of the fresh hope they bring,
From the crystal grass meadows,
Drizzled with morning dew!
Let the resplendent rays of the sun,
Enfold you, in promise anew,
Let hope fill your day,
As you exult along the way,
May grace illumine your face,
Of peace, may it be a reflection,
Dream on, my little one,
Smile on, as you may!

Dream on, my child,
Of flowers and of fawns,
Drawn to the pools,
Of innocence in your eyes,
Dream of butterflies, my babe,
Let them rest on your lips,
Drinking deeply of the nectar,
They find at the tips,
Leap up into the air,
And dispel the gloom,
With the love you share.
Gather the hearts,
In your mantle, spread apart,
Enfold them to your bosom,
Bringing joy to the lonesome!


Dream on, my little child,
Of a world of love,
Where the lion and the lamb,
Play as one!
Dream of the Sun and stars,
And the walk up to Mars,
On the diamond studded streets,
Where only love and hope meet.
Surrounded by a warm glow you play,
No shadows linger near you, night or day,
Where the sound of lyres and harps,
Play to the melody of your laugh.
Dream on little child, dream on!


Dream on, precious child,
I glimpse through your smile,
Your world without guile
Where simplicity and joy, shine
Through each breath, infinitely divine!
Dream on, beloved,
Of people so free,
From their own selves,
To be, what they could be.
Send rays of hope with your eyes,
Dissipating their pain and sighs,
Dream on, until morn,
Through this tender night so long!

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    • kabenlah2014 profile image

      Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe 

      6 years ago from Ghana

      Hello Sofs,

      Even though I'm finding this after 2 years, it is still relevant till date and it was really interesting.

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      April Seldon 

      6 years ago from New Orleans

      I love this poem, it is very beautiful and expressive with love.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Shubey,Thank you :) Much appreciated.

    • ShubeyThePoet profile image


      8 years ago from Williamsville,NY


      You did an excellent job with "Dream On" I enjoyed your imagery and the word usage for the poem! Keep up the great work! :)

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Manatita44, Thank you, God bless.

    • manatita44 profile image


      8 years ago from london

      Thank You, Sofs.

      An inspirational and well thought out hub.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Perspycacious, thank you kind sir for those wonderful words... I appreciate this greatly. Have a wonderful day.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

      8 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The intro and then the poem. Both exceptional.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      haikutwinkle, thanks for that beautiful song and message. It has been a favorite with me for sometime. Have a nice day.

    • haikutwinkle profile image


      8 years ago

      Here is a beautiful song for you ;)

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      My pleasure. Thanks for honoring me with a visit... and sharing in my joy!! Have a lovely day!

    • MisguidedGhost16 profile image


      9 years ago from Queens, New York

      This was most enjoyable, really. Great writing, very joyful. Thank you.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Flobe, where have you been lady?? I missed you! Beautifully said.. I love being me, no matter what others think of me.. no matter what happens.. I love to be the true, unique person that I am. Thanks for the read and the comment. Have a blessed and wonderful year!

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      Flo Belanger 

      9 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very beautiful. I try to bring playfulness into every day. People get too serious and think they have to act this way as a "responsible adult." Many times, even as children, we are told to "grow up and act your age!" What does that even mean and who defines what we are to act like? The very word "act" implies that we are to pretend to be something we are not. I believe that we should be real and have integrity. So, to let our inner child "play" simply means to me that I am being true to myself.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Minnetonka Twin, This is one of my favorite hubs, not because it is about me, but because I am proud to be me and nurturing the inner child has made me what I am. I love to be the little girl in the sun, my children identify with that child so easily and it is really very easy for me to have fun with them. My spouse loves the fun child in me and that makes for a great relationship.

      David is my favorite too! Though the lyrics aren't exactly what I would like them to be..they are in essence about having faith in oneself. I have enjoyed writing this hub..I am glad that you did enjoy it too, Thank you for pressing all the tabs on this one.. :) Love ya..Hope you did have a great Birthday and may your days be blessed!!

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      Linda Rogers 

      9 years ago from Minnesota

      Sofs-I loved everything about this hub. Nurturing our inner child is so important and I really liked the writing you did on this. I also loved your beautiful poem as you and your inner child went to wonderful places of ole. You topped off this great hub with darling David singing a beautiful song about miracles. Thanks for the uplift :-) I hit many buttons.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      I so enjoyed doing this, it was a treat in itself.. and your comment fills me with more pleasure.. Take care of yourself and have a lovely day lady :)

    • Eiddwen profile image


      9 years ago from Wales

      So very very beautiful and has to have an up up and away.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      You are right about spending time on things that are more important in life.. Yes to me the health of my inner child is :) Thank You Beata Stasak :)

    • Beata Stasak profile image

      Beata Stasak 

      9 years ago from Western Australia

      Full of dreaming, dear sofs...dream on precious child about time better spent with things that are really important in life...your poetry talks to me:)

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Htodd, thank you for your kind words, much appreciated.

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      9 years ago from United States

      This poem is really great ..Thanks for that

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      LOL ..Paradise it is just that your inner child needs some warm hugs and cuddles from time to time. Take time to replace the pout with a smile..I work hard with my inner child and let her smile and have fun always.. very rarely do I have to reign her in... Thanks for that sweet comment ..God bless!

    • Paradise7 profile image


      9 years ago from Upstate New York

      A fortune-teller once told me to "beware of my inner child". I don't know why. My inner child seems very harmless though a bit pouty from time to time.

      I like your inner child a lot better than my own. Yours is beautiful!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Hey, I responded to this comment earlier..what is happening here..

      Ruby ,your comment fills my soul... thank you. I can see why the inner child reverberates within you :) Great to find people in touch with themselves. Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      9 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh sofs, This fills my soul with joy. Your poetry is so special. I can always relate, esp. as a little child..Thank you...

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      LOL Tim, don't I know that? It isn't difficult, it is just the conscious effort on peoples part to connect with the inner child that gets forgotten and pushed to a later date... Thanks Tim, the read and the comment. I appreciate that.

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      Tim Nichol 

      9 years ago from Me to You

      Hi sofs. I too try my best to keep my inner child at hand as much as I can. For me, it's not all that difficult. I don't take things too seriously anyway, and never let things bother me more than temporarily.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Snakeslane, Glad you like my self-speak.. to my inner child. I want to be in be connected with myself.. and what better way, than to be in touch with the best part of me....:) Thank you for the tip and the comment :)

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I really like what you've done her sofs with this tender poem to your inner child. I've read a bit on this. I'm told one way to release some of that inner child vision in writing is to try writing with you least dominant hand. I've done this a few times and been surprised at what's come out on the page. Your photos are beautiful. Regards, snakeslane


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