Inner Child

December 27, 2022

Inner Child
As a child, we always thought
life is perfect once we grow-up.
Least did we know, as the years add-up
the world had expectations for us to live-up.
Life is indeed a roller-coaster ride
with glorious high’s and unexpected low’s
a bouquet of flowers with a pinch of thorns.
And yet as a child we yearn to grow-up
To be in control and to rise-up.

Every grown-up heart desire’s to be a child again,
to be free of expectation and enjoy life again.
We may grow-up, but that little child resides in our heart
bringing about joy, fun and frolic as a part.
Life wouldn’t be easy
without that little child in our heart.
Even though we grew-up,
We are still a child by heart!




By Gillaine Vail Pinto
Gillaine Vail Pinto, MSc (Medical Microbiology), is pursuing research at Nitte (DU), Mangaluru.
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Comment on this article

  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Dec 28 2022


  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Dec 28 2022

    How true what you wrote.We want to be the one what we were and sometimes to be young when old .Children want to grow up fast to be free of their own without parents dos and dont dos .But once elder want to be free like a child without much responsibility.Thats nature.Everything has its good and bad sides .Enjoy everyside of life as it comes and thank God for the past better times ,thank God also for the present ones given with health or wealth.Thats life .well written.continue further wise things .

  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Tue, Dec 27 2022

    What a Great and Beautiful Narration in a real Poetic Way ! you my very dear Friend, G V Pinto ! You really Expressed and held my breath Well ! Praying that our Babe Lord Give and Grant you the Very Best to Come !!!

  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 27 2022

    Good. Even at the end of one's life, one has to be childlike to gain heaven as Holy Scripture says so... "And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

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