Alice Affi

Inside In

If only you could see
What's inside of me
I long to set it free

Within me is a deep deep ocean
Reaching as far and as wide as a galaxy
Filled with burning bright stars
Ablaze with passion
And desire for compassion
They rejoice with all that is good
Surrounded by a love which is longing to leap out
And set my spirit free

Yet this remains in the very centre of me
Trapped in a protective hard shell
It cannot come out
It can only peek and behold the outer me
Which it longs to reign over
To be set free

You cannot see me
As my outer flesh travails
Creating misery
Inside in outside out
If only you could see me.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Comments about Inside In by Alice Affi

  • April Breeland (11/11/2008 2:19:00 PM)

    I gave this a 10 out of 10. Great Job! ! !

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  • Anthony Edmond JohnAnthony Edmond John (11/11/2008 12:53:00 PM)

    Hello Sweetheart,
    I really cherish these lines of Urs.. they are salient and quite expository..
    Cheers Love.
    The Sage..
    Anthony Edmond John
    +2348020984990

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  • Marwa Nather (11/10/2008 9:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful piece. Alice, I'm sure many see you for the real you. But, sadly some people judge for the outter shell and don't look on the inside. Keep up the good work. Marwa

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  • Egal BohenEgal Bohen (11/10/2008 7:33:00 PM)

    Alice,
    I like this poem very much, and you know actually I see you quite clearly
    Sincerely
    Egal..

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  • The Prophet Leland Wright (11/10/2008 7:22:00 PM)

    using a shell or something to hide your true emotions i feel when i read this poem. Great literary use of imagery which is what i love, awesome poem

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  • Dan Michaelson (5/25/2008 10:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful piece of poetry Alice. 'Within me is a deep deep ocean'. What a terrific line and I can relate to this poem also. Someone who is so adept at examining their inner self is way ahead in the game of life. Some of us never get there. Cheers....Dan

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  • JoAnn McGrathJoAnn McGrath (5/24/2008 7:12:00 PM)

    I relate to this.....sometime we hide ourselves for fear of whatever....and we just want to be loved for everything that we are...yet we still hold back...maybe one could see us better if we opened up our inside and learned not to hide...nice write Alice...you have a great start....Write on!

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