A Poem by Starr






















Ignorance isn't always bliss

especially - This

This trickery…

It hurts my heart

and at times

makes me cry

When I see their self-hatred

in the pupil of my eye

They who curse me

They who snicker and stare

They who spew unpleasantries

about my natural hair

- OUR natural hair

My textured tresses they share

Yet their shame is clear and evident

by their "chemical" assimilation

co-signing the label of

inferiority onto the Black Nation

And they are disgusted by me?

In ignorance they dwell

Deceived and lovin’ it


too afraid to be themselves

Conditioned and ill (3x)

Group-think controls their minds

Twisted and confined

Mentally imprisoned

on how beauty is defined

Notice every other tribe

wear their hair

in its natural state with pride

Because they know

there is no shame

in God’s organic designs

Yet in these modern times

the dance and song

between the

Jiggaboos and the Wannabes

is newly crooned along

Dripping wet with bloody sweat

hoarse and coarse

they sing

and boorishly maintain

When in our mane

there is regal beauty

Our African follicles

exude originality in

their kink, coil, curl, and loc

It’s clear self-hatred has

their perception blocked

To emulate is to self-hate

To impersonate is to pretend

To assimilate is to conform

- to blend in

Back up and come again

Daughters of the Motherland

our Creator made no mistake

in our blueprint and construction

Halt this hatred and launch the loving

Renounce the disgrace of

-The straightened coils

-The weaved hair

-The fake nails

-The false lashes

-The phony eye color

- The bleached skin

When will the destruction

of self end?

Wandering unconsciously


Living as frauds and hoaxes

The superlative beauty of the

original man is out of focus

Free your mind and

your hair will follow

Like Neo, choose the red pill

and swallow

Break free from the confines

within your minds

Embrace your unedited phyne

God’s ideal design

From Western society’s

perception of beauty

- Resign


Waaaaakke Uuuuuuuppp!!! ~Dap from School Daze




To read your own mind is to look at yourself and read your soul.
Hatred becomes love and that is the path I am working on. ~Richard Gere


Tara S. Gause

© 2010

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© 2010 Starr

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Wow Tara. So many things going on in this wonderful write.

"Halt this hatred and launch the loving
Renounce the disgrace of"

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is great, I like the Matrix reference. It just goes to show how everyone is different and that everyone should let them be, no alterations. Nobody should make someone feel thatit is wrong to be different.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on August 25, 2010
Last Updated on September 8, 2010



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