Afro-Pics and Pressing Combs (03/29/2020 @ 12:38 PM)

When I was young,
like five or so,
I worked an afro
so I’m told

I think I may have seen a pic
showing me so
An era of Black Power
and Panthers mottos

When we Black
shaking the shackles
of the south off our backs
When Black Power
meant something

Image was everything
to our community
I was too young to
understand the relevance

As I grew, I met a pressing comb
A symbol of acceptance
For straight hair was in
and afros out

No one wanted
to be a picaninny
without a doubt,

So we straighten our hair
because this meant we fit
Fit in a society
skeptical of or intentions

A recycled era is now upon us
When nappy is happy
And hair is natural once again
No more perms or
Pressing combs to fit in

We love our hair as is
what it means to love ourselves
And now we know the
relevance of natural hair
And once again,
My afro-pic is the shit!

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Author’s note: thank you for stopping by and giving this to read. Please know that I have no intention of telling anyone what to do with their hair or their body it is your prerogative. I am in no way trying to shame anyone that likes to straighten their hair, so I hope that no one takes offense.

Please continue to practice social distancing so you stay safe and healthy. The world would not be the same without you in it.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

Β© 2020 | CV Davis, All Rights Reserved

Photos retrieved from Google’s Free Images Website

12 thoughts on “Afro-Pics and Pressing Combs (03/29/2020 @ 12:38 PM)

  1. Thanks chicky u tolerate my scrapes

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  2. By the way what’s up

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  3. Dope poem! I am still in a battle trying to love and accept my natural hair as is.

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