Sunday, September 1, 2013

A poem a day for 2013 - day 243 - Wave inspired

"The world treats curly haired children differently" Thea Monyee

The world will not save place in line
Will not accuse a curly haired brown boy as fast as one
Whose hair curls tight enough to be called course
Girls with nappy kitchens are not called exotic
We prove our worth with what we know
We are smart girls
We are cool
We tell jokes
We learn to swim in college
Boys were not taught to choose us first
We learn to value ourselves
We learn to pass this love down
Like scripture

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