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.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

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

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!

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