💡⭐️DAY 2 OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH POETRY BY @thegrownwoman⭐️💡
We hope that you enjoyed Day 1 of our celebration of Vean Ima’s amazing poetry for Black History Month Uk. Yesterday’s poem was called ‘Sunday’ and today’s poem is called ‘My Fro, My Halo’.
The words to the poem are:
I touch my hair and it resists behaving as if enchanted by a soul of its very own.
Reaching for the stars as though galaxies have called her by name.
My hair is not a political statement
Yet in it’s own unique display it states “This is me, stop me I dare you.”
Afro hair, an iconic billboard challenging western beauty standards,
one puff and one coil at a time.
Messages are hidden in it’s springs,
road maps drawn between it’s dense roots.
Do you know Black Women and girls find their way back to Eden with every brush stroke?
I often read the messages of self love
penned by elders lovingly placed in my fro.
I cannot be lost with hair so powerful.
My moon, my source, my sun, my halo. .
📸/ Pinterest 🎵/ ‘Sunshine Boulevard’ composed by Jonny Easton/ YouTube/jonnyeaston
Look out for another one of her poems tomorrow at the same time 🙌🙌
London, United Kingdom