My African Hair

By Sandra C. Obiora. © All rights reserved (Written 25.10.2013)

My hair and I are not always the best of friends.

We sometimes fight, and we sometimes make up.

She gives me all this work and all this trouble,

Yet I love her for what she is, and what she represents.

african american woman beautiful beauty black girl
Photo by Ezekiel Akinnewu

My hair is strong and weak. My hair not always sensitive.

Standing bold and unmoving at the best of times.

Proud that she can defy gravity if she so wished.

Yet I love her for what she is, and what she represents.

woman wearing gray waist coat and blue long sleeved shirt
Photo by Godisable Jacob

My African hair can transform at any time.

Short, long, curly, afro, just name it, and she will become.

She is full of life and possibilities. She is also tough just like I feel.

My hair and I seem to have so much in common. Oh how I Love my African hair.

~ By Sandra C. Obiora



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