National Poetry Day

In honor of National Poetry Day, we'd like to share a student-written poem, “My Hair,” by Kortney K. Kortney's poem was published in our Young Authors' Book Project anthology, “Adventures Within Another.”


My Hair

I am black with

beautiful hair

 

I am black with beautiful hair.

 

They say, “You look like Krusty the Clown.”

Is it because my hair is in a fro?

Is it because I’m black?

 

They say, “Looks like you got electrocuted.”

They say, “What’s wrong with your hair?”

 

When I look in the mirror, I look fine.

My hair is fine and beautiful

Just the way it is

It styles itself

 

You think you hurt me

But u make me stronger

 

Your words hurt but

U won’t break me

 

I am black with beautiful hair.