The Child Inside

The Child Inside
–Maryam Alikhani
(Lines composed after Persian New Year parties in New York)

Too much party, too much dance
“Long Island”, “Sex on the Sand”
“Margarita on Rock with Salt”
I need some cleansing
I need some light.

Back to my Savasana pose
In my chamber of musk and rose
I breathe in light
Breathe out lines
Of new poems to compose.

A Warrior I stand
Against the war within
The biggest battle of all
A war to lose
A war to win.

I try many moves:
The Cat, the Crow
The Dog, the Dove
I hear all wild calls
I pose in my baby mode.

I let them out, I let them hide
I let them live, I let them die
After nights of adult life
I find my solace
The child inside.


  1. Ladan says:

    beautiful & tender..

  2. shahram zargar says:

    Very beautiful and poetic

  3. shahram zargar says:

    A very beautiful poem, filled with a sense of elegance and feminine perspective .

  4. M says:

    Thank you.

  5. Sara Eghbal says:

    Te deseo mucha,muchisima suerte Maryam azizam :)

  6. Pam Laskin says:

    Love this poem!

    Pam Laskin

  7. Mikki says:

    A beautiful poem that vividly projects our exterior adult personality and simultaneously the everlasting child within us. You are a terrific poet, Maryam!

  8. zhila says:

    ???? ????
    so nice and soft and a beautiful picture of a Saturi but too personal to be caught by a wider range of people
    ????? ????

  9. fatemeh says:

    A beautiful poem

  10. Rachael Warmington says:

    Awesome! I love it!

  11. beautiful…but what does “Savasana ” mean??

    all the best.Maryam

  12. Elhameh says:

    A poem with a soul!Beautiful.

  13. mahnaz says:


  14. Samgis Zandi says:

    I loved your poem dear Maryam, I wish to see your meaningful ,delicatly poets would be published soon.

  15. aleesha says:

    A beautiful poem . i love this poem

  16. aleesha says:

    A beauiful poem.i love this poem

  17. aleesha says:

    A beautiful poem.i love this poem

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