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Though we may
Have been told this
Long ago

Likely we’ve forgotten,
And say it’s
Not so

Inner-child, what
do you mean?

I’ve been taught
To look outside
For all that’s serene

To chase after this,
And that, in hope of
Finding happiness at last

Yet, I continue to fall flat

Frustration building,
When that next thing
Doesn’t bring me closer,

Rather, only more heartache
And, yes, that’s what’s at stake

Yet, there is another way
Filled with love and joy
And all the protection
One’s heart could possibly employ

Where does it start?

Well, just as we were
Told oh so long ago,

The answers

Are already inside you
My friend, a shift in
Perspective is all that’s

A shift from focusing
On the external, to
A focus on

Internal, which is, and,
Always will be

In response to WDYS#61 from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.

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