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. 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. Thank you.

  5. Sara Eghbal says

    Te deseo mucha,muchisima suerte Maryam azizam 🙂

  6. Pam Laskin says

    Love this poem!

    Pam Laskin

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

  8. ???? ????
    so nice and soft and a beautiful picture of a Saturi but too personal to be caught by a wider range of people
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  9. A beautiful poem

  10. Rachael Warmington says

    Awesome! I love it!

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

    all the best.Maryam

  12. A poem with a soul!Beautiful.

  13. Awesome!

  14. Samgis Zandi says

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

  15. A beautiful poem . i love this poem

  16. A beauiful poem.i love this poem

  17. A beautiful poem.i love this poem

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