Ingrid Kern

(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Growth - Poem by Ingrid Kern

How I wanted to fit in!
I needed to be accepted, to please and to win.
It wasn't enough to be just me.
My actions took me on a descending journey to hell
I'll never forget.
There are few things in life I really regret.
This one I could have done without.
It made me lose my innocence.
I guess this is what life is all about.
I emulated people around me
and went out of control.
My inside was screaming for attention,
So I dove into this big beautiful cloud
and fell through a black hole.
My dead father's voice brought me back,
Which triggered a new beginning
and made me see beyond the surface of things.

Comments about Growth by Ingrid Kern

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: innocence, journey, father, beautiful, people, life, lost

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Ingrid Kern's Other Poems

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]