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THE LITTLE BOY WITHIN

THE LITTLE BOY WITHIN

He’s fifty-seven years old,

A really nice guy I’m told…

But an inside secret

Gnaws at him yet,

The depths to which he’s sold.

A little boy comes out at times,

Generally there’s a pattern, he finds…

Exasperating, sure,

And hardly pure

The start of which generally blinds.

In secret it happens when

An obsession from back then…

Grabbed onto

Til it blows through,

Regretted and let go again.

Obsessions often hook to the past,

Something , some one, who didn’t last…

Substitution

For what’s left undone,

Opportunities gone and crashed.

Funny–who lives in the past–

Unwilling to give up at last…

Letting hurts heal

Demands one reveal

One’s pattern and feelings out to cast.

Self-analysis is fine

But at a point must cross lines…

Into reality

Where a little boy sees

What he longs for is around him all the time!

–Jonathan Caswell