The Curl Of My Hair

The Curl Of My Hair

A Poem by D. Connolly
"

What we dislike about ourselves might be beautiful to someone else

"

I struggled with my hair before work

Weighing the idea of snipping that bit by my ear

That curl has a mind of it's own

Daily its ugliness torments me!

Deciding to live with the disgrace

I turned my head at the coffee maker

So as not to offend the innocent bystander

        Turning to me she says

        "Did you do something to your hair?"

I had accepted the curl; now became self conscious

"I think I brushed it differently this morning"

         Her warm eyes smiled as she said

         "I love that little curl by your ear, its so cute."




© 2017 D. Connolly



Author's Note

D. Connolly
Maybe once in a while we get down on ourselves for the silliest things (I know I do), maybe we don't "fit in" or look just like we wished. But our little quirks are what distinguishes us in other people's eyes.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

My advice to you is to never change the way you brush your hair. I like that you find poetry in the simple everyday aspects of life. Very much so enjoyed this.

Posted 3 Months Ago


D. Connolly

3 Months Ago

Thank-you Mr. L, I enjoy your poetry as well :)
I find it brilliant the way you selected one particular curl to be a metaphor for all the things we look at critically about ourselves. This is a great message & amazing how you packed so much into such a short piece. I always enjoy the way your writing is very down-to-earth & straightforward, just like real life! (((HUGS)))

Posted 5 Months Ago


D. Connolly

5 Months Ago

Thank-you Margie
Arf, arf! Just goes to show! Things never what they seem. Life smiles.

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

True that RJ
This makes a good sense Dani. Under the subtle cover of a curl you expressed a good deal of psychological dependency we get into. Its an easy to read personality related write.

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

thank-you. It's difficult not to worry about impressing people when we live in a world that places s.. read more
Lol...this is so sweet D, you're such a joy to read! R xo

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

Hey! Miss you!
aLittlePain

9 Months Ago

Hey back cutie :)
Such a small, sweet moment. By the way, I'm just south of sarasota! Crazy to find another floridian on this site. Let's enjoy the sunshine while the rest of the country shivers in the cold.

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

YAY! thanks for reading, and good to see you!
Just love the way you are... even the silly things that you do...
(I do silly things very often. Specially I act silly in my talks... jokes..)
I liked this poem... it's so unique...
Different kind of poetry...
And really I love a small and cute curl near the ear... even I've got one!
lol... 😉😃
nice write my darling....

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

thank-you so much :)
Anindita Janhabee

9 Months Ago

my pleasure...
We do often perceive ourselves in a bad light. I did so for years and it got out of control. Now I'm going bald and I wish I could have those old problems again. But, what is...is.

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

Learning to love ourselves is a process. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly...
Aww, how true it is that those things we may be self conscious about others will find endearing and cute.
We should not be so hard on ourselves. Thank you for the reminder.

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

Hi Papaya! Thank-you :)
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Welcome! :)
I agree. The little quirks are what defines us as individuals. Being different, even in a small way makes that person more interesting in my less than humble opinion.

Posted 9 Months Ago



First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

515 Views
21 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on January 9, 2017
Last Updated on January 9, 2017

Author

D. Connolly
D. Connolly

Sarasota/ Siesta Key, FL



About
I WILL ONLY BE READING AND COMMENTING FROM TIME TO TIME FOR A LITTLE WHILE. I HAVE SOME PROJECTS THAT NEED MY ATTENTION AND ARE SUCKING ALL OF THE CREATIVE JUICES OUT OF ME; I ASSURE YOU IT ISN'T AS K.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..