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The Burning Man

The Burning Man

The burning man is everyman.
The child within contained.
The shell we see, a fantasy
the inner self in chains

The self within, the truest  one
kept hidden and concealed,
The outer shell, the world can see
the only ‘self’ revealed

We are the child within that cage,
concealed behind the flesh and bone.
The  self inside  protected  deep
imprisoned in that inner zone

They say we only show the world
the outer part we let it see.
Within our breast, a better self,
we  sometimes show to family.

But buried deepest yet,you know
the very purest ‘you’,
The one your God can always find,
the only one that’s true

This Inner child, this innocent
That yearns to reconnect
Whose purity longs to repair
the world the adults wrecked.

Remove the frame that holds your worth
and let your real self show,
fly free to touch the highest realm
and share your Inner glow.

 

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StevieC

Love this piece of sculpture..now will always think of your poem when I see it..nice work 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I love the message of this Lodigiana...and the picture you chose to represent the write is perfect!  We can look like a mess on the outside, or wear a mask that all is in control, but that inner child in us is the perfect and true self we need to embrace and set free....the one that is the spirit of the burning man...Awesome work!  xo Pinned.  ;)

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lodigiana

i just love this piece of sculpture ..it expresses so much  and the sight of the children within trying  to reach out to the two adults who have argued is so poignant and  sad..You have described perfectly what I was looking to express and I'm so pleased that you liked it Cherie..thank you xx 

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Rachel Lewis

Wow. This is great. Brilliant write. Well done. Xx

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lodigiana

Thanks so much Rachel, so pleased you enjoyed this. 

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Chris Bond

Brilliant ! Self perceptive, A picture painted beautifully with words . I see us all as Icebergs with only a tiny bit of us showing and the rest deep under the sea ... Chris x

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lodigiana

Wow! thank you so much for your  generous comments Chris..really appreciate it. Lodigiana x

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Marion Price

Absolutely love this, and that sculpture!!! I want one for my garden!!  I would stare at it all day!!  💕

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