Braids and Beauty MAG

July 19, 2011
By Lilahb BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
Lilahb BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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My calves as security,
the frayed twines of her long,
scared-of-scissors hair
fall across my muddied shorts,
like the swirls of fog
on translucent shower doors.

Make it pretty, she says
but screams as the brush
sails through her hair,
gripped by imaginary thistles.

Eyes snap toward us
and laugh
at the girl, wrapped in naivete,
who wants braids and beauty
but is scared of the brush.

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on Oct. 29 2011 at 2:10 pm
LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa

I like the metaphor in this poem, inspired in the last stanza. Great job!


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