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Healing the Child
by Janet Brice Parker
Monday, February 07, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Something had happened
as she stood in the dark hallway
of the big old house.
A breeze blew the filmy curtain
and fear shrouded her innocent face.

I took her away to a land of peace
and cleansing waters.
I nurtured her and fed her physically,
and spiritually.
We painted together and built sand castles.

We talked each other to sleep
in a world of balmy breezes and
soothing forgiveness.
We played until the delight of childhood
was pleasantly exhausted.

I left, feeling renewed.
My paintings held a new freedom.
My writing expressed a purging of the past.
I drove back to reality, aware that
the child within was beginning to heal.

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Reviewed by jacqueline amos 5/28/2005
The pen and the heart is herd blessings be upon your house.
Reviewed by Betty Torain 2/26/2005

I could feel the power, and the importance of not being afraid to express our Inner-child. Thank you,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/9/2005
I like it when you 'drive back to reality.'

Reviewed by George Jackson 2/8/2005
Wonderfully expressed.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 2/8/2005
good poem showing the restorative effects of art on the pysche. Lest ye be like children ye shall not enter.... :-) kenny
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/8/2005
I could be wrong I guess but I envisioned the 'child' as your own spirit.
Either way this was an exceptionally well written piece.

Reviewed by Handsum Hart 2/7/2005
A touching write!!!

Joy and sunshine
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/7/2005
Great theme and style. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/7/2005
this is great ... only when we heal the child within can we begin to grow ...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/7/2005
I like how you handled this one and the imagery is powerful.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/7/2005
Very imaginative right and the correlation between mother, adult and child is highly evident. I like this poem it hits to the heart with a solid punch.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/7/2005

And she inspired this beautiful poem--thank you for honoring her :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)

My little one is jumping up and down with happiness for having read this one :)
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/7/2005
Great poem. For those who never had a childhood, its never to let. He (or she) is still buried within, waiting to come out and play and be nutured...
Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell 2/7/2005
Wonderful - really wonderful. We have to heal the child within before the adult can fly free. Excellent poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/7/2005
Excellent reflective write Janet! Wonderful
sharing in last verse!

Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 2/7/2005
Wow..i love that last line...wraps it up very nicely. Very moving piece. It evoked a sense of healing. :)
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/7/2005
It seems that there is some merit to that old adage . . . "And a child shall lead them." Good one, Janet.

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