Black Poetry : "KEEPERS OF THE GREASE"...( response to N2urSoul's 'Shop Talk'

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keepers Of The Grease
    (a phrase coined by my gurl Alyce ;))


    Keepers of the grease
    We are
    Once nappy-headed
    Now DARK & LOVELY

    Passing on the sacred jar
    We are
    Fertilizing the hair roots
    Of our daughters
    With wisdom

    Touching up the new growth
    We are
    Weaving their hair strands
    With the fibres of our knowledge

    That spreads like AFRO-SHEEN dreams
    So that we-she may be seen
    In a different light

    Microscopic braided lights
    Interlock it rows of canes
    In the cotton fields
    Of black beauty
    Perming our history
    And overcoming the shame

    Passing hot comb torches
    We are
    With the generation
    Of hands
    Doing hair

    Sweetened with a honey-blond crown
    We are
    On top of a smooth, black, silky mane

    Layered with a burgundy HENNA wash
    We are
    Drop curls permanently fixed in place

    With HAIR FOOD
    Nappy-glued

    "The Keepers Of The Grease"
    We are...


    Hunter
    All Rights Reserved
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    smiling

    the girls and I would be 3 flakey-scalped, no-sheen-havin, bandana-wearin sistahs without that "African Pride"...

    we thank you again for wrappin it tight in scribe!

    A
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank ya for da LOVE...

    And don't forget the BIG JAR of BLUE MAGIC ... or the funky smell of SULFUR 8!!

    This is nice sista.......most definitely can appreciate this scribe!

    "Might be greasy, but it sure combs easy" :lol:
     
  5. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter,

    This is SO TYGHT! Very creative flow.

    Madd Sistahly Love:heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter

    My napps are giving you maddddddd snapps on this here sis. Love it, cause my momma just cornrowed some knowledge on me today.


    ***"Happily Embracin' Nappiness"***



    One
     
  7. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter....


    this heah... makes me just wanna let my hair down
    & be myself!! :) as always you have taken hold &
    flipped da ****... as only You can!

    AlwaysLove.
    SunShyne~
     
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    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GURL!..........

    This is too GOOD......ya HOT with this one!......lol.

    Epiphany:heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    woooo!!

    sho ya right!!
    work dem keyz now!;)
     
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