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“Apology to My Hair”-Trudy’s Poem

Posted Oct 03 2008 11:32am

I came across Trudy’s blog -Joyful Wrecks-and her poem “Apology to My Hair” and had to share it. Trudy is going through cancer treatment, yet joy, inspiration and humor flow through her blog.  My hair thanks you Trudy, for finally being appreciated! 

Apology To My Hair

I was never satisfied with you
too fine
too straight
too unruly
the way you parted yourself
too close to the middle
the way you stuck out at the back and sides
always slightly dishelved.

I would have preferred
manageable hair
the kind you see in the glossy magazines.

Now that you’re gone
I see I took you for granted
never appreciated your fine qualities
the many ways you served me
how you
warmed my scalp
protected my head
softened my face
flattered my person
reassured me by your daily presence.

I blamed you for bad hair days and took credit for good ones.

When you return
there will be
no more complaints
no more criticism of what you lack
any colour will do
texture too.

You will see
how I have learned
to appreciate
(Trudy, Joyful Wrecks )





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