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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

Interview by Italian Blogger, Ruth Spokky Maccarthy from Natural, Black, and Beautiful

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I had a wonderful opportunity to talk with Ruth Spokky about life, lessons learned, new discoveries and natural hair! Click on the link below to read the interview and learn more about Ruth’s blog!

 

The Natural Woman: Michelle Thompson