Black Poetry : beautiful and free

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by redlady, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    today i cut off all of my hair
    i mean, ALL of my hair
    down to the soft and curlies
    the natural root and shaft
    no perms, no relaxers, no texturizers, no colors
    i even see the gray hey

    today i cut off all of my hair
    wore no makeup
    just my skin scrubbed clean
    dark circles under my eyes
    no MAC concealer
    and walked out into the world with the biggest smile

    today i cut off all of my hair
    i rub my fingers through it with no regrets
    afterall, it's only hair
    i wonder what people would think
    if i continued to let my hair go on its merry way
    to spiral, coil and twist and turn
    just keeping it oiled and clean

    let the gray take over
    no rinses, no dark and lovely
    just me...and what if i continued to
    wear no makeup
    just let my skin remain blemish free
    saying hey this is me
    would you still love me?
    would my job still pay me?
    is it in my contract to change my "look?"
    will people wonder if i am sick

    i am up for the challenge
    the possibilites are endless
    because today i cut off all of my hair
    and with it went restrictions
    and when i walk into the world
    I am beautiful and free
     
  2. A007

    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :toast: Fantastic and to answer your question; i love you more cuz now i can see the real you. And let me tell you, you are beautiful.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes yes yes!!! da true beauty of one self shows
    in my vision i see da u and what u r ...thou Queeneth
    free and beautiful....open up sistah open up ..
     
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    beautiful... free & courageous, chile!! :D

    & i applaud you with much Love!! i am
    diggin' this peace... even more so since
    i gave up the perm my **** self almost
    3 mths ago. imma see what's g'on
    happen!! :) thanks for sharin'.

    itsallLove.

    elayne.
     
  5. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Elayne, I'll let you know how this whole thing turns out!
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this flow is emotional even though it's hidden...
    change is a major thing. thank you for sharing
    this beauty! -7:spinstar:
     
  7. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i understand and love the feeling of change, letting go, accepting...it's absolutely beautiful!!
     
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