Natural hair, you are simply enough as you are

Oohhh natural hair

You are a sight to behold

No amount of cream or bleach or paint or sun on hair can be equated to you

Just standing or falling away from your roots

Truly phenomenal

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You are a natural beauty

Of your own league and of any other league out there

No match for anybody, to be honest

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I don’t know of any reason to change you

Or anything about you

Or worse still, to cut you off from your roots and where you come from

Maybe simply lock you down on our heads

But other than that, you are as glorious as they come

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Even from a far or in a crowd

You are simply divine

And easy to be singled-out

You outshine many of those that carry you on them

You give off a particular breath to the life we live…I just can’t seem to put my finger to it

BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 07: Chinese President Xi Jinping joins deliberation with deputies from Gansu Province during the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 7, 2019 in Beijing, China. The second session of the 13th NPC opened in Beijing on Tuesday. (Photo by Sheng Jiapeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)


Some people might say you make them look really bad

Because you are scanty on them, very thin, very this and that

But the truth remains, you are simply given to me

I don’t have to buy you from some shop or head or stall

To fix you up so that you can look more desirable on me or my head

I adore you just the way you are

My natural hair

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It was one day in 2016

When I made up my mind to keep you on my head forever

Without tampering with you much

A little manipulation here and there

And here we are in 2019

You are locked on my head

You give me identity, purpose and a journey

Resistance, truth spoken and heard, life, gratitude from me

Most of all, you remind me to preserve life as much as I can

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When we started out

So many people were against you on me

They went like, “what do you need all that hair for”, “you look like some destitute”, “you must be using weed and drugs now if you have that hair”

All that didn’t matter

I realized that all along, I was always making a mistake cutting you off from your roots!

You are exactly where you are supposed to be

And where you need to be

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On the head

And not off it….on the floor or in the dump somewhere

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Natural hair

You are a sight to behold

You are so beautiful

In that colour and skin you got

Simply smelling you is enough for my day to be brightened up

You are everything I want and everything they say you are not!

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~ Natural hair; a sight truly to behold ~