Set The Inner Child Free πŸ€©

As a kid, I couldn’t wait to grow up,

To become my own master, act all grownup.

Adulting seemed like such a fantastic thing,

Now, it’s the childhood memories to which I cling.

I thought being an adult was so cool,

Now in hindsight, I can say I was but a fool.

I couldn’t wait to be done with books and studies,

Get a job and chill with my buddies.

But now I know, working long hours with a nagging boss ain’t no joke,

Irony is, no matter how much I earn, I am still broke.

And friends? The numbers gradually deplete,

Only a handful remember the birthdays and take out time to meet.

I yearned the freedom to take my own decisions,

To fulfil my ambition and chase after my passions.

Oh! The joy of earning my own money,

To find true love and call him honey!

But today, the many passions are left far behind,

Incessant meetings and work calls keep me confined.

Loving people left me hurt and broken,

Had so much to say, but all remains unspoken.

Now, looking back, I cannot help but feel,

Being an adult is nothing more than an ordeal.

I long for the carefree childhood days of unadulterated fun,

The endless laughter, bantering and responsibilities none.

I wish someone had told me the harsh realities of growing up back then,

If only I could go back in time again.

But alas that can’t be done,

So I’m thinking, why can’t the child and adult in me, both live as one?

When life gets tough, the inner child can be set free,

To worry less, laugh more, to remind myself it’s ok to just let things be.

Instead, why not smile at everyone, giggle without a reason, chase the butterfly,

Be funny, be silly, count the stars in the sky.

Let my inner child take over to walk away from the stress,

To find joy in the little things and seek happiness in a myriad ways!!

All pictures from Google

69 thoughts on “Set The Inner Child Free πŸ€©

  1. wow, wow, wow. Your poem seems to change my outlook towards life. It sharply contrasts with my recent post, and I feel I have been mistaken. Why is being an adult so hard!?
    And you have written such a beautiful lyrical poem. I can just feel the flow πŸ˜€

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    1. Arnav, trust me when I say this, you’re in the most important decade of your life….this time will define the course of your life, be it the career you choose or the friendships you form or the fun and memories you create..years later, this is the time you will think back to….so make the absolute most of it. So that when you remember these days, they bring a smile πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•

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    2. Oh and thank you for the sweet words…I am elated that of all people, you liked it, since you’re probably the only one of my reader friends here , who is still in his adolescent years 😊😊

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  2. Dance Sing
    And Do Your
    Best Not To Think

    And If Folks

    Just Keep
    The Feelings
    Free All For You
    Unless They Wanna
    Dance And Sing THeir



    To Wings
    SMiles Indeed
    Gibberish There
    Are Some Lands Like
    The one i Live in That

    Will Exclaim All These
    Free Words of Dance


    Are Gibberish
    With SMiles

    i Respond Like
    Any Butterfly With WingsπŸ¦‹

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    1. Thank you so much Brad. I suggest you do the same , if you haven’t already. It’s liberating to not give a damn sometimes. How’s your work going? I hope you’re having fun and fulfillment. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’—

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      1. That’s the most important thing…that you tried….and do give space to the inner will definitely help you loosen up and be kind and easy on yourself πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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  3. This is absolutely relatable G. Loved it. As a child we just wait to grow up and then we yearn for those carefree days again. Like you rightly said, it’s best to nurture that child within, to always remain young at heart πŸ’–

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  4. Absolutely with you in what you describe in your beautiful poem! We are all still such children with our passions intact or lost, trying to find our way through adulthood. I love the first picture in blue towards the end!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Pragalbha, so glad it resonated with youπŸ₯°πŸ₯°…I have been an adult for almost half my life, but sometimes I feel like am still trying to find my way around it πŸ˜›πŸ€©

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  5. Love this ~ “Now, it’s the childhood memories to which I cling.” You trace the magic of youth to the harsh realities of becoming an adult, and then most important understand the bliss in being able to let the child in you come out and enjoy the trials of adulthood. It makes it all worthwhile πŸ™‚ Cheers to a great weekend and finish to autumn.

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  6. Fully resonated with your blog post! I always believe in living life with the inner child intact but dang it, the adulting part for work takes it toll on me as well as my responsibilities. Hence my indulgence in an inanimate furball. Garfield, as it allows me to live a part of me as a child.

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  7. This epic poem is a great reminder! i am lucky to lead music classes with very small children + their accompanying grownups. So I get to be playful and silly and spontaneous at least 2x per week (during my classes). All the adult stuff can be very tiring and tiresome…

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind and sweet words Will. And it’s so lovely that you get to be playful and joyous hanging out with the kids and music to lovely!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–


    1. That’s so wonderful to know Maria that my words resonated with you….and I guess you’re right, as adults we can also enjoy and relive childhood days β€οΈπŸ€©πŸ€—

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      1. As a kid you can’t do anything but be a kid and wish to be an adult. As an adult, you can choose to have kid like days, but we are so used to wishing and not getting from childhood that we forget we actually can, if we want to. We just have to want to.

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  8. I LOVE this and I so feel like a child reading it.. thank you. Great poetry strung so well said. I love your quotes and so agree with you my friend!! Great job, take a bow!πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  9. Wow, I can so relate. I rushed through my youthful years, graduated high school early, just to go to the next “adult” thing. A marvelous poem touching the heart of what so many of us do. But I’m glad that I’ve learned to find contentment in the current stage of life.

    Live life in the present! When we yearn for the future [always looking ahead] or live with remorse about the past [regrets] we miss the only moment we are guaranteed, the one we are given breath and a heartbeat for right now. Enjoy the gift of today.

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    1. Oh you’re absolutely right Mannette. We are so eagerly waiting for the things in future or holding onto regrets and mistakes of the past, that sometimes we truly forget that all we have is now and we must make the most of it. I am so glad my words resonated with you πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

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