Theresa Ann Moore

Rookie - 0 Points (1940 / Michigan, U.S.A.)

Girls With Curls


Girls who have a natural curl
to their hair are completely
agitated with the bending trend...
they heat their flat iron discreetly

Testing to make sure it won't burn
patiently taking their hair by strands
smoothly ironing the kink... firmly
pressing as hard as it will withstand

Gradually natural curls are
entirely straight as a board
not a wave or twist is insight...
An hour of diligence gives reward

Girls with naturally straight hair
admire girls with curly hair
they wish they too could have
bounce and twirls without a care

It is their desire to duplicate
curly hair in order to feel pretty
Hours are spent carefully spinning
strands upon spools until weary

After waiting somewhat patiently
the time for triumph slowly arrives
Gently undoing the spins to see
beautiful ringlets for which they strive

It is a perplexing mystery to unravel
It is unknown to the great intellects
of the world why some girls undo
curls while others pursue… it is complex

9/4/2010

Submitted: Saturday, September 04, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Girls With Curls by Theresa Ann Moore )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  9. Is God both Interventionist and non-inte.., Merton Lee
  10. Diana's Pool, Julyn Pride

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Is God both Interventionist and non-inte.., Merton Lee
  2. Fitina Mai Sand'a, Ibrahim Lawal Soro
  3. Grandma's Attic...(Prose), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. Diana's Pool, Julyn Pride
  5. For My Pen, Ibrahim Lawal Soro
  6. Villanelle: When countries slaughter mai.., T (no first name) Wignesan
  7. Coywolf, Julyn Pride
  8. December Walk, Julyn Pride
  9. Conundrums Consequence..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. Whats and Whats, Ibrahim Lawal Soro
[Hata Bildir]