My Crown

by Opeyemi Majiyagbe


How pretty you would be if you had good hair!

How pretty you would be if your hair was shown better care!

How pretty you would be if you could get rid of those tangles!

How pretty you would be if your hair wasn’t so mangled!



Don’t show your hair it’s humid outside.

Don’t show your hair its ends are fried.

Don’t show your hair it’s too thick.

Don’t show your hair it’s as rough as sticks.



Perms and relaxers will fix that head.

Straighten your hair it looks dead.

No time to deal with your hair put on a wig.

Put on a hat your hair looks too big.



Your hair looks different can I feel?

Your hair is pretty is it real?

Your hair is long are you mixed?

Your hair cant be your hair am I being tricked?



My hair is good hair.

My hair has sufficient care.

My hair is curly not tangled.

My hair is kinky, not mangled.



I will wear my hair when I please.

Despite how much you bully and tease.

My hair is not too thick it’s thick enough.

My hair is not nappy or too rough.



I will not alter my hair to make you happy.

I will not stop wearing my hair because you think it’s nappy.

I will not put on a wig!

My hair is not too big!



You cannot touch my hair.

I don’t care if you don’t think it’s fair.

My hair is healthy and very real.

There will be no length reveal.



My hair is my crown!

Sparkly and shiny all around!

My hair is my crown!

Striking and golden, never worn with a frown!



Say what you want about my hair.

Touch it again if you dare.

My hair is mine and only mine.

My hair is black, beautiful, and divine.

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