Grown

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Summary

There are things we think we know, and things we know we can't think about. A collection of poems reflecting on love, loss and pain through the eyes of a child.

Genre:
Poetry
Author:
callypso
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
3
Rating:
5.0 3 reviews
Age Rating:
16+

Mother's Curls

Most little girls dreamed of castles and pearls

Of worlds where princes and dragons

Battled for the fate of the locked up maiden

Whose only form of escape was to let down her hair


Rapunzel with her long, golden locks

Jasmine with her velvety, dark mane

Women of beauty and strength

With a sound hair-care regimen


All heroines of a child whose dreams were shattered

When she realized it took more than shampoo and willpower

To attain that level of perfection, and for all her dedication

Would never master the beast resting atop her head


The friction and excitement that lived in her

Could not be internally contained

And the frizz that sprouted from all sides in a spur

Soon became her young life’s bane


She tried with all her might

To banish those impossible knots

Ripping out fistfuls of hair

More often than not


She cried and she screamed

When her mother tried to reassure

Her of the way things were

Like her mother before her


But as soon as she could that little girl began to hide

With heat and lies what had been her family’s pride

Damaging, with no care, her young and luscious hair

Banishing thoughts of reluctance for the sake of acceptance


It wasn’t until much much later, no longer a little girl

Now a woman in her stead with a strong and cared-for head

That she saw how a world of fantasy

One of princesses and pearls


Would never in a million years

Satisfy all her fears

And would never in the world

Be worth sacrificing


Her mother’s lovely curls

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