The Child Inside

Today we celebrate Children’s Day because it was Jawaharlal Nehru’s {India’s first Prime Minister} birthday. He loved little children. Who doesn’t, eh? Their innocence and honesty instill hope in humanity. When they’re part of the family, we feel protective and re-live the most carefree days of our lives once again, through them. Their simple uncomplicated non-manipulative behaviour and emotions inspire us to be better human beings like we’ve always wanted to …before adulthood took over!

Oh, please don't let it die
To that cheerful voice, please don't make me say goodbye
Unrealistic as it may be
It's what keeps me happy

Oh, please just let it be
Sure, it believes in unicorns and fairies
But tell me, are you willing to accept reality?
Isn't it it better to swirl around in eccentricity?

Oh, please keep it alive
The voice and heart of that child within, inside
Through all the hurts and pains, it still refuses to learn
And for love, peace and true joy, it yearns

Oh, please just let it stay alive
You don't always have to listen to it; just let it survive
It sways with the wind; does'nt really have a say
Is indecisive and not grounded , goes by feeling and follows others' blindly, their way

They influence our decisions
That innocent voice has only pure intentions
Sure, it may lead us to doomsday
But honestly, I would'nt have it any other way

I've been child-like all through my life
Not childish or irresponsible; in fact with meticulous discipline, I'm ripe
I'm sure, you can gauge by the artistic creativity
And my nonsensical romantic utopian poetry

I don't intend to hurt anybody
I'm just trying to make my experience on earth happy
I sway with innocent emotions
But they're never evil or maleficent

I'm not following the herd
I choose to learn the hard way, my own alphabet and words
I love learning, but not through indoctrination 
I learn by rich experiences and situations

What good is life if you never experience
Not learning any more than the standard template and variant
I seek peace, joy, love, purpose and to enhance cognizance
Not the usual route, money, glory or dominance

Because in my heart, I'm still a child
And though I'm responsible, I'm timid yet wild
That's where my true essence lies
And I'll never be ready to let it die

So Happy Children's Day
Be responsible, but take risks and PLAY!
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written about topics I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives, etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography, etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a disrespectful manner. Please extend me the grace of excusing typos if you notice any. I seldom ever edit due to time constraints. My written material may have references to various substances, none of which I promote. My writings contain material unsuitable for children.


  1. Live it up my sweet Indian orchid. Love and a full feeling post. What can I say?… Enjoy Rue, eternal beauty and pristine heart. Oh I could be a poet hahaha take care and all the best Rue.

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  2. i’ll Make This Short And Sweet
    Like Any GRoWinG Love Tree
    Dear Rue Before Katrina
    Chastises me



    For Running
    Late to Church…

    Seeing Through EYes

    oF A Loving Child Is Seeing

    Through God For Real As We
    Continue Inhaling Peace Exhaling

    For Real Now


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