Deny the Roots? By Shalonda Jamison

Fry it dye it lay it to the side,
Deny the roots
cuz the world must categorize?
Tussle n fuss with nappy
people claim
before we tried lazy attempts.

The plot is dense as they masquerade,
their crown, black women begging for a smidgen of elegance.
Paying insufficient savings just to accessorize,
every hood got a chick that’s a DIVA stylist.
Such a travesty of modern day compliance.
Forgetting their roots
for an image and lazy desire.
No nappy strand lioness.
Burn evidence in 20 minutes
with harsh chemicals.
The sizzle from the scalp
drive her girlfriends hysterical.
Gossip unfold she not bald from the cancer.
Must be the success of social conformity
and death of personal
revolution. The solution to shun
silk wool ready to outrun the shotgun.
Which is a woman in the mirror
geared to transform.
The swarm of history
up heaving the six week old perm.
Firm proof to dis-affirm.

Fry it dye it lay it to the side,
Deny the roots
cuz the world must categorize?
Tussle n fuss with nappy
people claim
before we tried polite attempts.

Now let’s examine the roots
of Empress Kandake,
met Alexander the Great
on a war elephant.

Reigned in 332 BC,
sent him gold, crown of emeralds, diamonds and pearls
just to make peace.
But terror filled the arrogant mind
of his victory streak
gazing at the hand made figurines
mimicking the enemy;
which happen to be he
and 80 tribes of men
to disagree an invasion
strapped like the hood
raising children
building a nation.
She held a weapon in the hand opposite
the figurines looking like a vicious war Goddess
then word of Nazarene came to Ethiopians
Acts 8 Verse 27.

Fry it dye it lay it to the side
Deny the roots
cuz the world must categorize?
Tussle n fuss with nappy
people claim
before we tried polite attempts.

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