Black women, Wear Your Crown

Black women, Wear Your Crown

A Poem by Madame Murrell
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Black women should be proud of their hair because it's special and it's connected to their identites as African Americans. Their hair is different and exotic, which makes it beautiful

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Black women, wear your crown, and wear it like a queen, for your hair is thick, curly and kinky, and the most exotic hair anyone has ever seen.
Black women, wear your crown, and wear it with pride, for your hair is part of your identity, and your identity you should not hide.
Black women, wear your crown, and wear it with a smile, for it is wild and unique and could maintain any style.
Black women, wear your crown, despite what mainstream society thinks, don't conform to the white standard of American beauty, because theres nothing beautiful about being fake.
Black women your hair is different, and your skin comes in different shades of brown, don't let the media shame you, embrace your beautiful features and be proud.

© 2014 Madame Murrell



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Madame Murrell
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"...for it is wild and unique and could maintain any style." I've always been jealous - my hair is thick, coarse and downright obstinate when it comes to tryin' to curl it. Black women have so many options that their type of hair lends itself to. Straighten and curl or natural - literally from one end of the spectrum to another.
Don't misunderstand me. I am a product of the '70's and have always been quintessentially cool. That said, what white woman, these days, hasn't wanted, even for a minute, to be a cool black chick! *laughing* It's becoming harder to say that I'm proud of my heritage: European, Swedish, German, Irish/Scottish, as I'm reluctant to give voice to that thanks to some asshat ole white guys that some will immediately group me with. *shudder*

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"...for it is wild and unique and could maintain any style." I've always been jealous - my hair is thick, coarse and downright obstinate when it comes to tryin' to curl it. Black women have so many options that their type of hair lends itself to. Straighten and curl or natural - literally from one end of the spectrum to another.
Don't misunderstand me. I am a product of the '70's and have always been quintessentially cool. That said, what white woman, these days, hasn't wanted, even for a minute, to be a cool black chick! *laughing* It's becoming harder to say that I'm proud of my heritage: European, Swedish, German, Irish/Scottish, as I'm reluctant to give voice to that thanks to some asshat ole white guys that some will immediately group me with. *shudder*

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

empowering stuff. well done

Posted 3 Years Ago


promote confidence within the young black community. for the magazines that makes it in the stands shows white people hair flowing with the wind, black women spending millions of dollars on their hairs to look like the white women on the magazines, while they have beautiful hair of their own. wear your crown! i like this! thanks for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Madame Murrell

4 Years Ago

Thanks :)) xoxo
Meeka

3 Years Ago

love it ! Very inspiring, we need to keep reminding us about how magical we really are :)
Thanks for this peom, its lovely, black is a beauty, great job.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Madame Murrell

4 Years Ago

Thanks! Glad you liked it xoxo :)
Oh wow! Nicely written. I love your embrace to writing about the pure natural beauty of the black woman.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Madame Murrell

4 Years Ago

Thanks very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Sheila Marie Carr

4 Years Ago

You're welcome
I think the title is dynamic, especially in a society that doesn't celebrate Black woman features. The soci-political nature of this poem stands out the most. You can use your art as a social awareness tool. Only thing I feel it fall short in, is the word usage could of been stronger, use of simile and historical comparison that would of stir the unconscious mind to consciousness.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Madame Murrell

4 Years Ago

Thanks, appreciate the feedback and thanks for the advice! xoxo
Very powerful, i like it a lot, play with removing the word ever at the end of the first line

Posted 4 Years Ago


Madame Murrell

4 Years Ago

Thanks very much for your feedback :D
I agree. I love confident black woman who love their skin, body and hair. Each of us different and we need to appreciate what we were given. People who want to be someone else. Will never know peace. Thank you for your strong and beautiful poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Madame Murrell

4 Years Ago

Thanks! :) Glad you liked it! xoxo

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Added on October 29, 2014
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Madame Murrell
Madame Murrell

Homestead, FL



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