Curly Haired Tale

A childhood memory that makes me smile! 
 

The comb was a mortal enemy,

meant to be feared,

more so in the hands of mum,

it spelt nothing but terror!

She would chase me like an enemy

going for the kill,

while I would try to hoodwink her

with new, improved skills!

But of course, I never succeeded,

she was stronger after all,

Had to submit my tresses

to that dreaded comb and bawl!

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The torture would then begin,

with her, pulling my hair,

that’s what it seemed like,

to a kid with curls, I swear!

After the whole ordeal,

she would smile and proudly say,

the knots are all gone,

you can go out and play!

I would only hear the last word

and rush off with my friends,

pleased to have my hair back,

with or without tangles!

Now after so many years,

when this memory comes flashing by,

I run my fingers through my hair,

and smile, don’t know why!        

  

C = Crazy stupid curls,

U = Unkempt messy twirls,

 R = Refuse to be combed or tamed,

 L = Love to dance and swing,

  S = Sigh & let them be; they are happy being free!

 

mortal: very great, extreme
hoodwink: to deceive as if by blinding; dupe
tress: hair
bawl: to weep or sob noisily
unkempt: not combed, untidy; rough
 
 

© copyright 2013

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About Apurva

Unabashed introvert, closet extrovert with artistic female obsession, hormonal male obsession, a penchant for wit and humour, crazy belly dancer, emotional fool, yet sober and boisterous kid lover, is running away with treasures and secrets from the darkest corners of her mind. Kindly catch her if you can and send her to love's eternal prison

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