To the Child In You

To the child in you

Who never defined herself

By her age or gender

Till others did it for her

To the child in you

Who never doubted himself

His ideas or his intuitions

Till others said ‘are you sure?’

To the child in you

Who never limited herself

Her abilities or strengths

Till others said ‘be careful’

To the child in you

Who never blamed himself

For his attempts and experiments

Till others called it failure

To the child in you

Who is curious and open

And still bursting with life

Despite what others did to you

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Published by Ramya Ranganathan

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