Inner Child

Inner Child

I live life now
as my inner child
She who lived in
secret for so long
Never allowed
to come out and play
Words tied to her
tongue
left unsaid
Perceptions wrong
every time
Assumptions skewed
Questions unasked
Until finally freed
Now her poetry
tells the story
of who I am now
Unafraid and fearless
Forever young
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us to come and take
a Poetic Selfie. We are to take a look
in the mirror and write about
ourselves so others might see who we are.

Image by Ria Sopala from Pixabay 

  50 comments for “Inner Child

  1. September 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Beautifully, beautifully written. This is so strong and I want to hug the inner child who once felt that way. I’m so happy you feel liberated and can be who you truly are! Much love going your way, Christine. <3 <3 You're inspiring.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 11:14 pm

      Oh thank you so much dear Lucy! You are so kind 🥰
      I hope I speak for others who have had their light extinguished and their hopes diminished by others growing up. ☺️👍

  2. September 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Beautiful how writing is a balm for healing that inner child, giving them voices. Lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Yes it really is Regina. Thank you so much my dear. I really appreciate your kind words 🥰

  3. September 8, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Oh so well told story of yourself.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you dear friend ☺️💕

      • September 9, 2020 at 1:39 am

        Always a pleasure

  4. September 8, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Flex dem muscles, Sister!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      Lol Ron! I do 😊 Thanks for reading.

  5. September 8, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Beautifully written ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it very much ☺️

  6. September 9, 2020 at 12:16 am

    I love the metamorphosis occurring in your poem. Now you are a butterfly! Well done!
    dwight

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:16 am

      Thank you Dwight. I really appreciate that ☺️

      • September 9, 2020 at 9:18 am

        You are welcome!

  7. September 9, 2020 at 12:18 am

    I love how she has been empowered to speak out, for herself and for others, Christine <3

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Thank you dear Lisa. I know you understand ☺️💕

      • September 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm

        <3

  8. September 9, 2020 at 1:00 am

    You nailed it in the last 5 lines.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:19 am

      Thank you Reena. Yes, poetry helps me tremendously ☺️

  9. September 9, 2020 at 1:13 am

    Celebrating you!! Yes.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Helen. I’m celebrating all of you! 💕☺️

  10. September 9, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Really like your style of writing… keep up the good work !

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:21 am

      Thank you! I really appreciate it ☺️

  11. September 9, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Beautiful: I am so glad you have managed to free your inner child through your poetry!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Ingrid. Yes, writing saves many of us ☺️💕

  12. September 9, 2020 at 4:24 am

    My reaction to this poem was the same as the one I had when I read Lisa’s poem, I wanted to reach into it and pull that child out and give her a big hug. Poetry is a life saver.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Indeed a way it has saved me many times over the years. Thank you for the hug ☺️💕

  13. September 9, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Beautiful and powerful

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Thank you Jude! I really appreciate it ☺️

      • September 9, 2020 at 9:41 am

        Always my pleasure 🌼

  14. September 9, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Well done. Cant touch that!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Thank you Darnell! ☺️

  15. September 9, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful post

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 11:26 am

      Thank you so much Christine 🙂

  16. September 9, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Bravo Christine, for a fine poem and for finding your truth.

  17. Beverly Crawford
    September 9, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    It takes a lot of living to set our inner child free, and to not allow others to define us. It is one of the advantages of age!! A good write.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you Beverly. 🥰 I couldn’t agree more. Confidence and freedom come with age and life experience.

  18. sanaarizvi
    September 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I am so deeply touched by the emotion in this self-portrait, Christine! ❤️ Beautifully done.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you Sanaa 🥰

  19. September 9, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    “Unafraid and fearless” – As you should be.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      Thank so much Ken ☺️

  20. September 10, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Smiling I am! dVerse really “unleashes” us, right? This is a strong statement of affirmation. I know it sounds trite….but “you go girl!” seems very appropriate here. Let your voice ring out!

  21. September 10, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I think that writing is one of the best thing you can do to set yourself free…

    • Christine Bolton
      September 11, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      I wholeheartedly agree with that. It certainly has helped me over the years.

  22. September 16, 2020 at 4:21 am

    This is beautiful. Being able to set your self free is gift we all look for.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Hettie ☺️💕

  23. September 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    🙏

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 9:27 am

      Thank you ☺️

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