my Inner Child

my prison

i have erected four walls
that i call my jail
for inside my walls
i can not fail

outside of my box
in traps i am caught
they tempt me to see
if my soul can be bought

my prison is safe
by my own design
my light’s filtered in
and my truths are sublime

outside of my door
there is my own guard
no one may enter
without their love card

i am safe in my world
and the risks are few
why i stay here
i have not a clue

but some day i’ll leave
and that day is soon
for i hear my heart’s piper
playing Pan’s tune

so i’ll open that door
and then i will see
a bigger prison built
especially for me

so how do i escape
how can i be free
there is but One answer
and that is to “BE”

. . . stop building walls
“before Peace, Love and Freedom can manifest itself in the World we must first allow it to manifest with in our Self”

~ wsp ~

Sigmund Freud : Father of the Modern Day Theorems on . . .

the inner child

Sigmund Freud (German pronunciation: ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis. Freud's family and ancestry were Jewish, and Freud always considered himself a Jew, although he rejected Judaism and had a critical view of religion. Freud's parents were poor, but ensured his education. Freud was an outstanding pupil in high school, and graduated the Matura with honors in 1873. Interested in philosophy as a student, Freud later turned away from it and became a neurological researcher into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy.

Freud went on to develop theories about the unconscious mind and the mechanism of repression, and established the field of verbal psychotherapy by creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient (or "analysand") and a psychoanalyst. Though psychoanalysis has declined as a therapeutic practice, it has helped inspire the development of many other forms of psychotherapy, some diverging from Freud's original ideas and approach. Freud postulated the existence of libido (an energy with which mental process and structures are invested), developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association (in which patients report their thoughts without reservation and make no attempt to concentrate while doing so), discovered the transference (the process by which patients displace on to their analysts feelings based on their experience of earlier figures in their lives) and established its central role in the analytic process, and proposed that dreams help to preserve sleep by representing as fulfilled wishes that would otherwise awake the dreamer. He was also a prolific essayist, drawing on psychoanalysis to contribute to the interpretation and critique of culture.

Freud's theories have been criticized as pseudo-scientific and sexist, and they have been marginalized within psychology departments, although they remain influential within the humanities. Critics have debated whether it is possible to test Freudian theories. Some researchers, such as Seymour Fisher, claim partial support for some of Freud's theories. Freud has been called one of the three masters of the "school of suspicion", alongside Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, while his ideas have been compared to those of Plato and Aquinas.

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my inner child . . .

my inner child

oh for so many years my inner child

has been yearning to be free

as it is discerning

why i will not let him come out to play

and i still feel this fire burning inside

while my inner child hides

behind the curtain of fear


and many a tear has been shed

and my inner child has bled

his hopes for salvation from himself


to be free

from the delusions

i embraced

and my divinity is defaced



the truth of it all

though my inner child

has perhaps fallen

it still hears the calling

of God

to trust

and come out

to the Gardens of life

and play

what do you say

won’t you come out and play with me


i remember when all of me was a young child

before i was defiled by my thoughts and doubts

we danced and sang

with smiles and laughter

like all there ever was

was the happily hereafter


has the last song been sung yet

i say thee nay

for it is time for us to play again

my friend

to rend the curtains

that cloaks us from our better selves

our truths

for certain

for many an inner child

like you and i

still does cry inside

and they are hurting

for love

so love them


to be nurtured in the light

of our holy

we must boldly step out into the sunshine

once again

and shine like the Sons and Daughters we are

we have come too far

to let go of the dream of eternity now


and though it may seem

dismal at times

remember that this Creation is perfect

and we are the prefects

of our existence

and where there is resistance

we must be insistent

and claim our heritage

not tomorrow or some distant age

but right now

are you with me

Father has gifted me and you

that we may

what do you say


we can not wait for some rapture

to capture our better self

we must reach out

and extricate all of our doubt

and teach each other

thy sister and thy brother


yes we must

honor our Fathers and our Mothers

we must trust

that within each of us

there is something greater than this world


we must open our eyes

and realize

that we are powerful

and there are no limitations

for within us lives

my inner child


(c) 23 January 2011 : William S. Peters, Sr.

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