Grown

All Rights Reserved ©

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

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Sarah Luongo: I'm a big fan of the format of the book- the concept of incorporating poems and within the story and sectioning off periods of the story with each poem. It made it easier to read, and made the unimaginable easier to comprehend. What some people may skip over may be the most important part in this...

Beu: I love the plot so much.... I wish you all the best for your upcoming story 😃

amalia3026: Its a good read fun entertaining

Bellagrey: I'm so in love with all the characters in this story. It is a shame for me to not discover thia book earlier. I'm really looking forward to the rest of this book ❤

RitahPearl: The story is great. I love the flow of it. I've read all four books bt I'm still hanging on some things. Hope you update soon. Thanks for the amazing stories.❤❤ I'd recommend it to anyone.

Skythrill: I do not know when was this story uploded but i have to say this story does not gets the attention it deserves. The message was beautifully conveyed, and the story was so different that it just made it more beautiful. The author is truly skilled and i hope people read and appreciate these types o...

Alline Tanner: Nice book enjoying it very funny can't stop laughing

apioelizabeth33: I loved the book so much, and I would recommend it to myself..

doveyoga888: 5 stars, I recommend this to anyone looking for encouragement, compassion, or motivation

More Recommendations

David: Just gave you 4 stars for the Grammar since you only have C2, weak.Other than that, loved the "Wanna be a psychopath" approach and writing.Keep up the good work and keep stealing Infreno's ideas :)

Tarun: A must read story for every couple❣️.....i was crying at the end🙁.....but its the best story ...😍😇.....

Laraine Smith: In addition to being humorous, this story is visual! This is also a beautiful story. Keep up the great work! :)

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.