#NOHAIRDONTCARE!!!!

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To my Ribbon Girls with terminal illnesses robbing them of their crown and glory... To my Cousin Jonetta and Aunt Karla (Tee Tee) To my sister by way of a brother.. Kim Dansby, To my Aunty Gilda that passed...

Submitted: March 15, 2013

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“Long Hair Don’t Care…” That’s a bold face lie
It’s entirely to cautious and consumes way too much time
Buys top of the line products and counts brush strokes
Religious about regular conditioning and healthy hair antidotes
Takes heed to heat usage and regular trimmings
While soaking over night in oils as a common split end remedy
Has the audacity to refer to itself as its own being…
As if separate from the host species…
“Long Hair Don’t Care…” Where are we getting this from?
I know it wasn’t the weave wearing one’s
The one’s who cared so much they bought it
paid top dollar for it
and ain’t got no problem bragging about the ends they dropped on it…
Better not be the kinky, dreaded, Afro wearing one’s
Preaching that Natural hair revolution
Goes without saying that they care
And are on a mission to see beautiful rough and tough afros and swing dreads everywhere
Because long hair does care…
It’s so boastful and so proud
Still throws its biblical title around
I’ll admit I’ve always called mine my glory and my crown…
Now the ones that truly don’t care…are my girls with no hair…
Especially when a terminal illness took them there…
The side effects of treatments they endure just to be here…
And she reps her bold and bald head so strong
It keeps the long hair girls in a state of awe
Watching her thrive thru medications that make her sick
Full of hope and faith she’ll beat her ailments
Her crown and glory falls but her smile shines brighter sans it shadow
She shaves it off and from her bald head glows a halo
So bright you almost can’t see the pain and fear in her face
Daily defeats and victories just to continue her life
Her bald head is her courage to fight…
She’s knows a lion is not it’s mane…
She knows she may not survive and what life is left may be in pain
And yet to stay for those that love her
She has to give up her hair…
And she don’t care…
BECAUSE….
#NOHAIRDONTCARE!!!


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