Inner Child – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?


Inner Child

It took some time to set you free,
I searched for the key,
but it was so long ago I
forgot it was at my very center;
my blindness hid you,
then I forgot you,
I shrank and dried up,
ever diminishing,
till one day
I stumbled on a clue,
which released you,
running, grinning, bouncing, leaping,
thirsting for life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under creativity, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem

35 responses to “Inner Child – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful take on the prompt, Paul

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  2. Hélène Vaillant

    The key …love self. An amazing message that should be easy for us yet we make it difficult for ourselves taking many detours before we reach it again. Thank you, Paul.

    I happen to see your post through the reader. Your link does not go to the challenge, it goes to an error page.

    Should you want to change it here is the correct link:

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  3. Reblogged this on Cage Dunn: Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales and commented:
    Set yourself free …

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  4. That’s delightful – and so positive and hopeful.

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  5. oh what a delightful rendition of this challenge … releasing our inner child would lead to much healthier stable mental well-being!

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  6. This is a beautiful poem. Joyous. Knowing the difference between self-indulgence and indulging the inner child, is a journey of discovery well worth taking.

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  7. lync56

    Fantastic poem


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  8. Nice. I made friends with mine. 😊

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  9. Superb and meaningful piece.

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  10. Sounds like you just watched the very cute film Christopher Robin 😉 may none of loose are inner child ever…

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    • I did see that movie, fabulous insights, but the poem is purely autobiographical in process, I had a great therapist many moons ago who enabled me, and from a Jungian influence too, which is hard to find here. Thank you.

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  11. Setting yourself free is very courageous since most people are bound not just by others but by themselves. We and only we can help it. Nice poem💕

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