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Praising Chocolate

January 7, 2022
By NicoleRV SILVER, Lawerance, Massachusetts
NicoleRV SILVER, Lawerance, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Failure is a bruise not a tattoo"
-Jon Sinclair


Always underestimated 

Because they don’t match the glistening blue of the ocean

Not as rare as the blue and green gems others carry

Not like Alexandrite

Or blue Zircon


Never got complimented

Or pointed out

They’re like the shadows 

That follow our every move

Like the amber honey we take advantage of

To sweeten our teas and fruits  

Like the almonds 

Stored in the back of my pantry


They allow me to see the colors that make up the world

That brighten life

Oh, the beautiful brown


Brown like my hair

That make people stare and comment 

“What a pajón”

“Just brush it”

Or “Just straighten it”


How I always wished I had their blonde silky hair

Envy possessing my body

To burn the strands 

That once looped in the air


To burn the pain 

Of not looking like you


As the years, and months passed by 

     My sympathy grew


Oh, the beautiful brown

      I am sorry


I felt as if I was freed

From the chains

As I let the hair loose

Let it create its own path


Oh, the beautiful brown

   How glad I am 

That I never let you go



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natalie2765 said...
on Jan. 10 at 4:53 pm
natalie2765, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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Wow I relate to this so much! I’ve always had curly hair and been told to straighten it. Now I can’t wait to embrace my curls!

wesleyd SILVER said...
on Jan. 10 at 2:37 pm
wesleyd SILVER, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” - Rosa Parks

@nyx06 period, go bestfrienddd!