Joan Xie

Veteran Poet - 1,578 Points (Shanghai, China)

To My Inner Child - Poem by Joan Xie

Come, my child
Lay your weary head on my lap
Let the longing overtake you
As you enter the menopause.

Come, be wild as the wildest cat
Claim no home as your home
No man as your master
No possession for permutation
No premeditation for regression
You age as you youthed
As you imaged Or never imaged
You are who you are
A child who delivered herself to
An uncontrollable lust for life
A force that the earth must embrace
And deal with.

Come, my child
Lay your weary head on my lap
Let your hidden longing be announced
As you sail into an uncharted body of water
Laugh, my child, chin up
Forty-five degree of angle always
Let the life crush you as it makes music
Let the hammer fall on you to forge a sword.
Old age shall not be naught
Never were you a good student at youth
Now you have a final chance to learn
How to die in peace.

Come, my child
Lay your weary head on my lap
Close your eyes at once
Before you reopen them to the universe.

(2019.5.15)

Topic(s) of this poem: aging

Form: Lyric


Comments about To My Inner Child by Joan Xie

  • Jennifer Birchall (5/30/2019 2:43:00 PM)

    A world of wisdom awaits that comes with age. Such a wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

    Joan Xie(5/30/2019 3:01:00 PM)

    thank you for your encouraging comments.

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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/21/2019 3:48:00 AM)

    Come, my child
    Lay your weary head on my lap
    Close your eyes at once
    Before you reopen them to the universe. At the end of poem your poem becomes really classical. thank u. tony
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  • Dash Of Poetry (5/16/2019 11:00:00 AM)

    Such a kind and tender discussion with an aging self. Mother and child... two souls in one body. Unique! (Report)Reply

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  • Prabir Gayen (5/16/2019 9:25:00 AM)

    Come, my child
    Lay your weary head on my lap
    Close your eyes at once
    Before you reopen them to the universe..
    ... beautiful
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    Joan Xie(5/28/2019 9:43:00 PM)

    thank you so much for reading.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2019



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