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Poetry and Poems About Reclaiming The Inner Child

Updated on June 23, 2014

Freeing the Inner Child

When the inner-child is free to run and play it inspires us to think more creatively.
When the inner-child is free to run and play it inspires us to think more creatively. | Source

The Inner-Child is the Keeper of Our Secret Dreams

The inner-child remains the keeper of our most secret dreams, and sometimes it is only through our dreams, that the child can find its way out.
The inner-child remains the keeper of our most secret dreams, and sometimes it is only through our dreams, that the child can find its way out. | Source

A Child Hides Inside of Me

Floating upon clouds

Touching the stars

Exploring the universe

Both near and far.

Traveling the world,

Swimming with mermaids,

Flying with birds.

She dreams in castles

High atop mountain peaks

Of unicorns and fairies,

Of lions who speak.


A Child Grieves Inside of Me

For innocence lost and scars that bleed,

For broken promises,

For love that ends,

For all the losses

Time cannot mend.

Hurtful words un-thoughtful acts,

The sting of which

Cannot be taken back.

Gasping angry sobs

Rage against tyranny and hate,

Protesting unjust choices

The powerful make.

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A Child Laughs Inside of Me

A delighted giggle at firefly light,

At making funny faces

At hanging upside down

Running through a field,

Or spinning round and round.

Instinctively knowing that laughter is a must

As necessary to living life

As belief, and faith, and trust.

Better for healing than potion or tonic

Its power can be found

When pure joy and happiness

Burst forth into sound.

A Child Lives Inside of Me

Protected from doubt and disbelief

Safely unaware that the world has changed

She believes in the hero's hat of white

In good over evil,

And the absolute of wrong and right.

Stirring the memories of simpler days

When awe and wonder

Marked our childhood play.

My past child-self,

Residing in the heart of a more jaded me

Making it possible

For us both to believe.

Inside each of us our inner child hides,  reminiscing and remembering the way things were, and the way that they wished for them to be.
Inside each of us our inner child hides, reminiscing and remembering the way things were, and the way that they wished for them to be.

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      Taylor Gibbs 2 years ago

      There is a tender connection seamlessly woven throughout these poems. Even at the darkest core where "A Child Grieves..." a little familiar fairy dust tickles the nose in the brain.

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      @Wayne Brown - You are so very welcome. I couldn't agree with you more, I love to listen to my four year old's rambling explanations of new things or ideas she has discovered, that to you and I are everyday items or occurances that taken for granted, we don't even give any thought to. Thank you for the gift of your time and for your comments, they are always welcomed and deeply appreciated.

      Kristen

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      I think a child lives eternally inside all of us but it becomes so buried in some people it never sees the light of day. Part of the true joy of life is seen through the innocent eyes of the child. Christmas always smelled the best when I was a child...the thought never is far from my mind in that season. So many experiences...so many fun memories. Thanks for reminding us and thanks for sharing. WB

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      @Silent Sinner - Thank you so much for the generosity of your time, and for your gracious comments, they are so very much welcomed and appreciated.

      Kristen

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      Silent Sinner 6 years ago

      "Residing in the heart of a more jaded me

      Making it possible

      For us both to believe."

      So beautiful and soft. You are truly an amazing writer.

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      @TroyM - Thank you so much for the generosity of your time and the kindness of your comments, they are both welcomed and deeply appreciated.

      Kristen

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      TroyM 6 years ago

      Well written poem... I enjoyed it. Wow! Interesting!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 7 years ago from Orange County, California

      @ jami l. pereira - You are welcome! I think that we all could benefit from remembering the sweetness of our childhoods, and translating some of it into our adult lives. Thanks again!

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      jami l. pereira 7 years ago

      This brings back sweet memories of some wonderful moments of my youth , thank you for sharing your work . Beautifully written .

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 7 years ago from Orange County, California

      ahorseback - thank you very much!

      Time2shine - Thank you for your kind words. The place that I grew up in had fields too, I actually live there now, except that all the fields are gone. Childhood is an amazing time, and I believe that all of us should keep a piece of that time in our hearts....

      jimagain - Thank you so much!

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      jimagain 7 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

      I think you pretty much summed up the inner child still buried within us. Loved the title.

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      Time2shine 7 years ago from Cardiff

      I luv this, talking about spinning around and running in fields, making funny faces made me think of my childhood eventhough it isn't much a distant memory. reminds me of home where i was surrounded by fields and i could play in all day :) Amazing

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      ahorseback 7 years ago

      I voted this up and the word I used was right there in fromt of me Awesome.!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 7 years ago from Orange County, California

      tnderheart23 and Karen Wodke- Thank you both for your kind words.

      Pachuca213- I think that sometimes if we are lucky enough to be able to look back and remember when things weren't so complicated that those dreams we dreamt as children, help us to overcome some of the uglier moments of adult life, just by reminding us that simpler times are possible....If that makes sense?

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      Enlydia Listener 7 years ago from trailer in the country

      Our Inner Child is always with us, even when we don't notice Her/Him.

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      Pachuca213 7 years ago

      I loved them! I especially enjoyed the first one as I recall being a kid and looking at the stars, imagining swimming with mermaids when I looked upon the beach....so beautiful the words and fantasies you remember as a child.

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      Karen Wodke 7 years ago from Midwest

      Very well said.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Wow! This gave me chills! Beautifully said!

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