The Curl Of My Hair

The Curl Of My Hair

A Poem by D Connolly
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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.

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'The Curl Of My Hair'
D Connolly,
Thank you for sharing another honest look at a window of the every day process. Within we process as well. What are we feeling? Why do we feel that way. Our hair is like a covering, a presentation of who we are. It is natural to want to be our best. I loved how this curl was a metaphor for something which needed attention and is the catalyst for a fine message. Accept who we are as we try to accept others.
cool writing!
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Connolly

10 Months Ago

Thank-you Kathy!
Kathy Van Kurin

10 Months Ago

You welcome Dani Your poem was wonderful in its picture of life and how we all have days where we ha.. read more


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I agree and absolutely love the message you conveyed in this piece! It's funny sometimes how we have to see our beauty through someone else's eyes to realize it.
Nicely penned :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Connolly

9 Months Ago

thankyou YumnaKay, I appreciate you
Oh to have that curl of hair
to replace that that isn't there,
Once I thought to begin
To fatten my hair...it's much too thin,
But now, it's no use to complain,
all my curls went down the drain.

Good write Dani

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Connolly

10 Months Ago

thanks Ted!
I have fought the strong curl in my hair most of my life. What I dislike, others love. Hairdressers tell me how lucky I am and yet....... I relate so much here to your words. We should howevet learn to accept ourselves, give ourselves a break. If it's not hair, you can bet it's something else :)

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Connolly

10 Months Ago

thanks Chris!
'The Curl Of My Hair'
D Connolly,
Thank you for sharing another honest look at a window of the every day process. Within we process as well. What are we feeling? Why do we feel that way. Our hair is like a covering, a presentation of who we are. It is natural to want to be our best. I loved how this curl was a metaphor for something which needed attention and is the catalyst for a fine message. Accept who we are as we try to accept others.
cool writing!
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Connolly

10 Months Ago

Thank-you Kathy!
Kathy Van Kurin

10 Months Ago

You welcome Dani Your poem was wonderful in its picture of life and how we all have days where we ha.. read more
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 2 Years Ago


D Connolly

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


D Connolly

2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago


D Connolly

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


D Connolly

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


D Connolly

2 Years Ago

Hey! Miss you!
aLittlePain

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


D Connolly

2 Years Ago

YAY! thanks for reading, and good to see you!

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