Inner Children

We walk into the rooms with our inner children showing
peeking out in pain and suffering…
Scared, lost, vulnerable, sad…
crushed into submission.
Broken-spirited.
At the jumping off place where the choice is
finally
just living or dying.
Our act no longer serves us.
We want to find a way out,
a new way of living,
we want to break out and become free,
scared of the pain but willing to risk it for a chance to really live
tired of living in a world that that discounts differing opinions, radical choices
tired of living in a world that acquires material possessions to fill its hungry soul
tired of living in a world that looks askance at joy and passion and love in all its many beautiful and unending forms.
tired of living in a world that rarely gave us the love we needed.
We finally drop
the façade that became a prison…
the persona that controlled our every choice, thought and belief…
the armor we wore to protect our inner selves…
We say goodbye to
the actors we were
who pretended to be grown ups living in an adult world…
In the safety of these rooms
In the presence of unconditional love and acceptance
It’s time step out, to cry, to scream, to mourn, to heal, to love…
It’s time to step out together
It’s time to love and heal and grow…
I see you. Do you see me?
My inner child wants to meet your inner child.
Can you come out and play?
Lori Crockett
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About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.
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