Braids 1


Two braids going to the back

That is how mama braids my hair

She says I look as cute as a pea

But I don’t understand



For when I look on tv and in magazines

I never see girls like me

And all the princesses that I know

Never have hair like me



Two braids going to the back

My friends have braids too

Sometimes they have them in different styles

Or even wear them as plaits



We are told daily we are beautiful

But deep inside we feel there is something that we lack

For we are beautiful to our families

But to the world we are just black



Little Black Girl