Reading A Poem About Locs

I just stumbled upon this poem about locs and I think I want to print it and frame it— it’s that good!

I have to admit though, I am biased when it comes to affirming content because I am always looking for gentle reminders of my greatness. I feel like the times we’re living do a far better job of sharing things that break you down, than build you up. So if I can consume positive things and spread them I am all for it! Which is why I truly appreciate you reading this poem about locs and I hope it resonates with you as much as it did for me:

Poem by Sharon Goodman titled Locks

Wasn’t that good?! It reminded me of one of my favorite poems “Ego Tripping” by Nikki Giovanni. Immediately after reading “Locks” I started googling the Poet, Sharon Leonard Goodman, to find more of her works because I truly enjoy that. Apparently, she has a book of poems titled “Inner Thoughts”, and as soon as I can find a copy I will be adding it to my library!

Leave me a comment and let me know how you felt after reading this poem about locs.

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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That poem was so hot!!!!!! I printed it and put in on my inspiration board! Blessings to the poet.

The poem made me feel free and proud of going locs.

Love the poem. Thanks for sharing. I related to everything she spoke about. However it takes work ro maintain locs in a healthy and attractive fashion. I spend as much time on my hair maintaining it as I did on my natural hair and more. I didn’t have to use the dryer, pick out lent or detox my locs. So to me locs are not low maintenance. I love them.

I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel proud to have gone on this journey and see the results I have now. It wasn’t (isn’t) easy but I’m here flowing free. Almost 8 years!!!


Kimberly Millington

Love this poem!! Thank you for sharing

Thank you for sharing this poem. I really enjoyed it. It made feel like my experience has been put into words, and I would love to read more of this poets work. I absolutely love my locs.

Hello! That poem was fire. I’m a poem reader and sometimes I try to write something down☺️
When I read the poem I felt free. It reminded me of the poison I was putting in my hair before and I definitely will never go back. Loving my locs and I’m blessed Mother Nature is on our side and teaching us to be free with our hair.

Love It!!! It hit home with me. I’ve had my locs for over nine years and still loving them.

I love the Lock Poem. Thanks for sharing.

Yessss, I Love It! Thanks for sharing

Great poem, loved it!!!

This poem was AMAZING! So beautifully written about the awe of locs. Definitely want to read more from this poet!!! Thank you for sharing this poem with us. This poem is DOPE! Made me realize I absolutely love my locs.

Omg! I love that poem. Haven’t read a poem in awhile. It spoke to my roots and my soul…

…confirmed-reaffirmed-full of validation…!

That was truly beautiful and definitely how I felt and still feel about my locs. When I wanted to loc my hair, to all the people that asked me why I said “because I think it is a beautiful and powerful way to show how proud I am of the way God made me and my hair”

I felt Free! I have finally accepted what God has given me. I feel Beautiful and Free even if someone stares at me!

The poem made me feel free and proud of going locs.

This poem is so great! It speaks volumes. I’m about to start my loc journey and I have been taking in a plenty of information. But being a loose natural for quite some time I still felt every part of her poem. Thank you so much for sharing this and all you do.

I am happy to hear that the poem resonated and I’m so glad that you stumbled on to my corner of the internet prior to starting your journey — let me know if there is any questions that I can help answer!

Thank you so much for the response. I’m so excited about my appointment at 9:30a.m. Wednesday I can’t lie I’m still looking at videos and reading. But I 100% know I want full coverage and traditional Small/ medium size locs. I booked triangle parts because I didn’t see C parts/ fan listed but she does do them too. I didn’t consider square because reading so many times tgey show alot of scalp. My hair has fine strands not thinning hair, medium density at bra strap length stretched. I’d say it 4a-ish. So I’m still thinking about whether to start with coils or twists which is better for my hair? She said we’ll discuss all of that Wednesday too. But, in the meantime I definitely would appreciate any advice you give me. I love having a wealth of information so I don’t go for anything because I have no ideas.

I love this poem!!! I felt this poem deep down on the inside. I praise GOD for how he has given me inner peace with my loc journey and this poem helps to explain how a lot of us feel. Free to be me!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem.

I loved the poem. Thanks for sharing. This is the first poem that I’ve read about locs. I will be sharing it. The poem really reminded me of how free I am from my hair and the reason why I decided to loc in the first place. Thx again.

This poem made me feel connected and strong. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

That poem was Beautiful and describes exactly how freeing is to wear our Locs soo proudly. I’m thankful to be in contact with Sisters like you who keep us lifted and encouraged about what makes us who we are. Be Blessed!

That was really cool. I’m 9 months into my Sisterlocs. I love the freedom.

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