Black Poetry : Comfortable in My Skin

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by SensualReality, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. SensualReality

    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They say I should get a perm flatten my hair out a bit
    Let it reach my shoulders and move with my body as I walk
    I don't think so I like my hair to be nappy sometimes and out there
    People may stare,but it's probably because they dont have the guts to let it just flow
    Like when I speak they want to shut me up quick because what I'm saying is right
    Just because I'm young I get told sit your butt down and listen
    Are you going to wear stockings?
    Why do you always try to be different?
    What is that imitation of an anklet on your ankle?
    I just shake my head and say because I want to,this is me why are you trying to comform me turn me into this blue eyed doll with long straight blonde hair
    When that's not who I was created to be
    See if I was posed to be that way mama woulda been lighter than she already is and my daddy wouldn't look so black that he almost blue
    My great grandfather wouldn't be an ex-slave straight from Africa and my Great Grandmother wouldn't be an indian mixed with white woman.
    See that's why I have these big lips,caramel skin,brown,black and sometimes red hair in the summer.
    I do not wear make up because this is me what you see is what you get.
    I will not starve myself to fit a size 0-5 and I will not put damaging chemicals in my happy curly sometimes nappy hair.
    Why?
    I'm comfortable almost invisible in my skin........ :sand: :teach:
     
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    twision Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Self- appreciation is key to everything!
    Prince said it like this..."Style is loving yourself until everyone else does too"
    You mos' def got style!!!!!!!!!

    I'm loving this poem.
    Maybe if everyone was more comfortable in their skin
    The world would be a better place.
    Wonderful message!
    Wonderfully posed
    Feelin it deeply!!!!!


    PEACE AND LOVE
    twision
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep within i feel u and can feel the moment here
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nothin like loving the skin you're in, feeling this scribe, and I liked the way you wrote it.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    be you...

    thats where peace begins...


    thanks for sharing this motivating peace :)


    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
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    Gimme some skin, I love the skin you're in!
     
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    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all for feelin my poem.People love judging me because I always beg to differ lol.
     
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