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I’m looking in the mirror and reflected back at me,
Is an Adult hearing voices of the Child I used to be.
An Adult making choices based on echoes from the past,
It’s wrecking my relationships, they never seem to last.
I’m drowning in this grown up world, my actions leave me reeling,
There are times I have no real clue as to what it is I’m feeling.
An innocent remark can make me feel I want to cry,
I’m a child who needs their Mum who’s never there to wipe tears dry.
I’m a child who fell and hurt himself but no-one ever knew,
The pain it caused back then and all the hurt that I went through.
Beliefs I formed about myself back then never amended,
My pain fell on deaf ears, left unresolved as childhood ended.
So into Adulthood the damaged child creeps in unseen,
To play out old reactions on repeat just like a dream.
This Inner child takes charge and tries to manage adult strife,
But his skills are immature, they just don’t work in Grown Up Life.
He feels that he’s not good enough compared to all his friends,
He doesn’t trust relationships, he fears they’ll always end.
A damaged child who’s biggest fear is being left alone,
To cope in this Big World without a place to call his home.
I’m looking in the mirror and the grown man that I see,
Is the key to heal this broken child, I need to set him free.
To listen to his story and become the Mum or Dad,
Who listens to his past pain, give the hug he never had.
To reassure the child that he is loved now he’s a man,
To tell him that I love him every moment that I can.
To let him grow inside of me, to never be alone,
To love my Inner Child, give him my heart to call his home.
– Samantha Lee
The Inner Child: Boy to Man