Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Friday, June 09, 2006

Scented Roses on Afro Puffs




































Come here baby
Have you noticed?
See what I did today for the name of love
For the name of OUR love
I cut all my hair
I want you to smell me
I want you to smell my natural beauty
My hair I cut short
I took out my weave
Exposed for all to see my vulnerability
You can feel my scalp
Smell my pores drenched in scented tea tree
Run your fingers through my hair
Soft like an angel’s wings
I’ll pull them back today in afro puffs
Thanks for the roses baby
With them I’ll decorate my hair like the garden you constantly water below
©2006 by Cathy Delaleu


I was inspired to write this poem because I am thinking about cutting my hair. The last time I was spotted with a short hairstyle was over ten years ago and now I've caught the itch to do it again. I will keep you all posted. I am nervous about it. I've been so used to braids and weaves, but I am now at a time in my life where I feel comfortable under my skin and don't really care about what others might think about my short-do. I guess it comes with age, you reach a point in your life when you say to yourself "self, I am going to treat you right, I am going to make you feel and look better."

6/10/06 (Sat.) So here's the latest scoop, I woke up early this morning to call some hair salons for my hair but the five salons I contacted were all booked. Here I was on fire to get my hair cut and now I must wait. One place in particular which I researched online was Curves Hair Salon and they specialize in short or long natural hair and I have to wait a month to see a stylist AND I have to pay $75 in advance (debit or credit card) to hold my spot and if I cancel the appointment I lose the money. Can you believe it? I've never heard of a beauty salon asking money in advance for an appointment. Of course I was disappointed. Oh well! I ended up getting my braids done again and I will gladly share pictures soon. It looks nice, i'm happy with it but in the back of my mind i'm still thinking I want short, short, short. I'm sure many women out there can relate, when you're tired of the same old style and when you feel so ready to make a change.

10 comments:

fallen angel said...

i appreciate any woman who embraces the thought of the power and energy tied into hair and dares to not be dictated by the length, texture, or color (i'm just assuming only because you spoke of recently "feeling comfortable under your own skin"). don't be nervous, do it, do it do it!

Neasa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog & your kind words!

I'm kinda bummed because the pic above your poem isn't showing up - little red x's are evil!

But I love the poem & I love the way you draw pictures with words. I'm seeing a woman with a glorious head of roses, fat, lazy bumblebees flirting around her ears...

Every time I've made a major leap of self-empowerment in my life, I've cut the hair. And every time it's grown back in just a little different than the old hair.

Poetry by Kai said...

gorgeous &
u capture a wonderful inspiration..
well done

Amber said...

Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog, so I could find you here. I really like this poem. I liked the rich flow of your words...

I had really long blond hair all of my life, and then one day I cut it short like a boy. Like Wynonna Ryder used to wear it. It was freeing! I,too, felt like it was time to live in my own skin, not hide behind the image of my hair. Just be. I loved it. I was surprised how sure of myself I felt. And I was also surprised to discover that I was still me, in a way.Even more so. Sounds funny, maybe...
Anyway, I hope you post a pic and love it, if you decide to do it. ;)

:)

Neo said...

Dela - Good luck with the haircut! Don't get it too short eh?

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Delaleuverses said...

Thank you all for the love...I did get my hair done but I postponed cutting my hair until the end of summer. I was really hyped to get it done but the place where I wanted it done was booking appointments a month ahead. I'll have to wait, but it's still on my mind to get it done.

Marcel Salnave said...

Je les préfère encore longs

Delaleuverses said...

Marcel,
Long is negotiable because hair always grow back, lol

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

(sorry, there was a typo the 1st time) thanks for stopping by my blog! i think its great that you want to cut your hair because change is good. i'm so glad i cut my perm off and went natural (though i do miss the length a little). the Cantu leave in really defines my curls and reduces the frizz; i'd recommend it for the short hair. and your poetry is great! i'm not that good at writing so i really admire people who can put words together and make them beautiful. :) and i think that Curves charges way too much for their services, they're a little ridiculous.