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Child within

Shaz Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Child within

Let it out, screaming inside my head
Holding back the flood gates
Locked in underground cell to supress
The tears that dwell deep within 

A place where colours don’t exist
Starkness, isolation and sadness
Why visit such a space of gloom
When I can build storeys above

A tower of strength, sturdy and high
Stability and proud to the general eye
Exploring each level one at a time
Only very few find the truth inside

Strength based on fragile foundations
The child within reaching to be free
Powerless, ashamed and lost innocence
An adult who fears unlocking all the hurt

Denial is such an easy path to take
Beware the silent sadness that blooms
As the hurt from deep within emerges
Penetrating through the cracks

I want to unlock that cellar deep below
Look her in the eye embrace all she hides
Take her hand and set her free
Allow myself to finally become me  

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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:43:00 AM

    This is an emotionally relevant piece. I am so glad I took time to look through some of your earlier posts.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 5:23:00 PM

    This is totally awesome ;} " embrace the child inside" I have done often. Have a blessed Christmas Season ;}

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 6:44:00 AM

    Emotions and your mind .... laughter / joy and sorrow / tears .... Life can be difficult .... - It's good that we can only take one day at a time. - Shaz, I like your poem very much. - Wishing you a good and relaxed weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 12/1/2012 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Anne Lise....ty for your comments. It's been hard to get any poems written of late, so I'm glad that I finally got to get one posted.....have a gr8 weekend yourself :) hugs - Shaz
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 5:59:00 AM

    Shaz, What a beautiful way to begin the morning.... (Here in Florida, USA) A new post by a magnificent poetess!! Doesn't get any better than this.... Great write my friend down under..... I needed that! ... Jake

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 12/1/2012 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Jake.....Thank you so much for stopping by on your morning all the way from Florida, USA :)......Shaz