The Ugly Duck

The Ugly Duck

A Poem by Emma Kirchhoff

Her voice but a
whisper
Lost in the memory
of herself
Who she once was
found missing
dragged down by chains of
past
No longer seen as a
caterpillar
and gone away the ugly
duckling,
she left her cocoon, expecting
beauty
but as the layers
scratch away
all that's left is
the ugly truth

© 2013 Emma Kirchhoff



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I like the honest and direct truth inside the words and statements. We learn true vision of who we are when we see the real person. A strong ending to the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Emma Kirchhoff

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Coyote, for reviewing my writing! I really hope the truth of the matter is eviden.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I hope so too and you are welcome.
Great poem, no need to tell what you're saying, you can express it beautifully through your ue of words. The tone of the poem was created with greatness, loved it. Keep up the good work! xx

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emma Kirchhoff

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much!
Some people don't have the pleasure of growing up pretty, but it's never exactly their fault. This tells of a truth that common in reality today. Everyone wishes to be pretty and beautiful, but sadly, we can't all have that luxury...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emma Kirchhoff

3 Years Ago

I find it so strange how much our understanding of beauty has progressed as time has progressed, but.. read more
That's beautiful. I love the deep, poetic meaning behind your words. It's sad, yet wonderful how people can see themselves in others' (or their own) words. Keep writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emma Kirchhoff

4 Years Ago

As always, I appreciate your thoughts! Society is based so much upon others and their words and acti.. read more
This really illustrates how people except to be things that they're not. I wanted to be a baker.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emma Kirchhoff

4 Years Ago

A baker, eh? My cooking is mediocre at best, but I can make a mean pardait. People expect so much o.. read more
ALITR

4 Years Ago

Now I'm just a boring old writer. Humph.

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Emma Kirchhoff
Emma Kirchhoff

Sacramento, CA



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I am a budding poet just wanting to share my writing. I appreciate any and all comments. I am going to be a junior next year, and am both a Section and Chapter FFA officer. I enjoy volleyball, Drama C.. more..

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