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The Silver Legacy

When you first showed up, I didn’t know who you were.

But then – I wasn’t expecting you either – I was only in my late 20’s

So I tried to hide your presence.

But then – you started showing up more often, and thought you would bring more of your friends.

Until – you became a force that I could no longer reckon with…

I finally accepted the fact that you were here to stay.

I thought that I would get to know you more intimately, and explore the power of your being.

It wasn’t until about three years ago that I embraced you fully – welcoming your NATURAL state of being.

Your NATURAL curls and BEAUTIFUL color.

I now recognize that my crowning glory is the SILVER LEGACY of the Palmer women.  We wear our silver tresses with grace, boldness and conviction.

I love the versatility that you bring to my life.  Whether sporting braids, two strand twists, bantu knots, twist outs – or my favorite – my afro puff!

You make me feel all woman!

You empower me when I boldly step out with my full silver ‘fro.

You give me a sense of grace, self-confidence, and an eternal connection to the women of my past.

You have become one of the beautiful, unique features that add to my presence of being.

I accept each and every one of you, and will continue to share your beauty with boldness and conviction.

by Michelle Lynn Thompson 04/14/2012

Exquisite Poetry: The Silver Legacy