The inner child

Can you spare a moment,
For the child that I once knew,
She was frightened and alone,
Not allowed a point of view.

She lived a life of battle,
Lived inside her shell,
She never knew the difference,
She lived a life of hell.

No utterance was welcome,
No sight of her should have been,
She was never praised for effort,
Not an achievement ever seen.

Put down,
Hidden away,
Inside her room each day,
Can you spare a moment for the child?
That was shut away.

She’s returning to me now,
No fear can hold her back,
She has more confidence
And courage she does not lack.

She is reliving her true youth,
I’m trying to understand,
For I am here right by her side,
I’m here to hold her hand.

Come out to play my little one,
They cannot hurt you anymore,
It’s time you stop your hiding,
Look outside your door.

The big wide World is welcoming,
It’s full of fun and laughter,
Here I am to wish you my dear,
A happy ever after.

Until we know better

Until we know better,
Until we’re grown up,
When we are older,
Not a mere pup.

When Hell freezes over,
I’ll put away toys,
I’ll make lots of mess,
An’ a hell of a noise.

Grow up,
Why, what for?
I like being this way,
It’s my life after all,
At the end of the day.

Keep trying,
Keeping playing,
Keep doing things new,
You never know what,
You’ll find you can do.

I like my child,
She’s mine to play with.
She’s inside me,
For that’s where she lives.

Until I know better,
When I’m all grown old,
I’ll still never listen,
Nor do as I’m told.

The duldrums

So utterly abandoned,
By every feeling that I’ve known,
No fear, no love,
Nor hate nor joy,
In any shape nor form.
Just numb,
Just sheer abandonment,
Just empty and devoid,
My senses are all afraid,
And emotions are destroyed.
This is the empty side,
Of what I suffer daily,
Not feeling anything,
Not being in this mortal coil,
Nor feeling very human.

Positive action

It’s positive action,
That my body needs,
Not the negative thinking,
My awkward mind breeds.

Get up, get on,
Get into the groove,
It’s time to go forward,
Get in the groove.

One foot forward,
Not one step back,
I know the drill,
Motivation I lack.

The memes, the pictures,
The quotes on the page,
They all tell me,
Be damned with the age.

If she can do it,
You can do,
One step forward,
They haven’t a clue.

The aches, the wobbles,
The cranky bits,
The knobbly knees,
And the heavy tits.

It’s positive action,
I know I lack,
The tennis elbow,
And the knackered back.

But still I endeavour,
To go on with the day,
I’ll get myself moving,
In my own special way.

Life’s Mountain

A mountain never moves,
Who said that anyway,
You might have to tunnel through it,
It will take more than a day.

Try harder, have faith,
The philosopher’s do cry,
Confucius started with one small stone,
I often wonder why.

Don’t bother, is my answer,
The mountain ain’t going anywhere,
Go round, go through or over it,
Don’t just stand there look up and stare.

My mountain sits before me,
I’ve got a pile of things to do.
I’ll pick one and get going,
I know I’ll muddle through.

Alas it’s never ending,
My mountain will not be gone,
I’ll turn around again next week,
It’ll be back before too long.

So accept the mountain,
The burdens and the strife,
Just go round, go through or over them,
This mountain is called life.