Protecting the Inner Child

Retracted to the curled foetal position
Shrunk back from adulthood
Overwhelm risen above my head
It is time to offer love and care
Hold her in my arms
Rocking to and fro
To the scared inner child
Who has finally let control fall
Come out asking for attention
From tightly wound muscles
And the gurgling of an upset stomach
Sick from worry and anxiety
It is okay to acknowledge this little girl
Offer her the comfort
That I do to everyone else
This is the moment to mother myself
Provide the safe space I’m seeking
Promise myself protection
From that which drains me
A barrier from all that saps my energy
Steals my joy, my peace and my hope
I am my child that deserves this care
Now is the time that I champion myself
For without this there will be nothing left
A dark chasm of sadness and fear
No good to the world

Debbie Gravett © 2020.04.10

RDP: Finally
FOWC: Head
Image by David Mark from Pixabay

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