Breezy Zee

Day 3.

The third fairy sister has made magic with her wand.

A very apt poem for the season when women strive to make new hairdos and outdo each other.

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The things women do …… to me

I can be your crown, if you’ll just let me

My color – red, brown, black or grey

My feel – straight, curly, kinky,

Are things I can’t dictate

I’m fine when you just let me be

A simple adornment is all I need

But ouch! You just wear me out!

Well, life has its twists and turns

And it’s inevitable that I weave my way round it

Sometimes you stretch me beyond imagination

And wonder why my form is brittle

What scares me the most though

Is when you tell me to relax and I fall for it

You promise to make me Dark and Lovely,

Or Soft and Beautiful, you’ll use something Organic surely

For that’s the way these days

And I recline in anticipation – this is no lye

Ah! The horror of it all thins me out

Sucks the hell outa me!

How can you put me in this condition?

Setting me up with the rollers and tongs

A preamble to hell’s fury

Your language is strange these days too

You speak of Mousse, Placenta, Pink Oil,

Perm Repair, Setting Lotion and Lotta Body

There’s all sorts of Expressions, names I can’t fathom.

Who’s Amigo? Who’s Lolita?

They must be Exciting people? I’d love to meet them

Now, must you always talk of Ghana-weaving?

Other countries surely have their own!

Anyways I guess that’s part of the bonding process,

The world’s a global village after all

Now the festivities are close,

And I really need to breathe

But I see you grab that wig

I’m struck by sudden panic, what now?

Words fail me, to tell you

Of the many things you women do to me

And why your kindred won’t accept me

For what I truly am –

The fragile outgrowth from a follicle

Your plain and simple Hair

 

 

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67 thoughts on “Breezy Zee

  1. Hahaha! Zee baby!
    This got me rolling on the rug!
    Wow! Hope women will learn to give ‘miss hair’ breathing space
    you missed out Brazillian, Mongolian abd peruvian too
    What about those who only get a wash once in six month?
    Thank God i am not ‘miss hair’ she does endure so much
    Glad i am meee

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    1. Lol! Amity, I’m glad this made you roll on the rug, wow! You’re right, Brazillian, Mongolian et al also must have their say. Hahaha, the things we women do….hmmm.
      Well, again, I must thank Topazo for the opportunity to air on Z-channel. We’re all loving this.

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  2. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahaahhahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh!!!!!! Laughing so loud and rolling on the floor o!!! Kai! Lady #Zee. You’re amazing! You just captured what lots of women will put themselves through. So glad I’m a natural woman! I cherish African simplicity. Thanks Zee, you made my Christmas fun filled…

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    1. Thanks Jules, if this brought smiles to your face, then my mission is accomplished. I can still picture you rolling on the floor and your folks asking, “ah ah Julie, se ko si o?” LMAO. Please just remember, it wasn’t me!

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  3. *snapping ma fingers with plenty A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E. for maximum effects* This is Fa-boo-lo-si-ty! Wowzer! LMAO!

    The creativity on display here’s slamming Zee! The lingo’s funky, the use of ‘hairdom’s’ terminologies and registers is of tha chainz! You did pull this off, everything fits right in! You made it work too with an ingenius mix of raw hilarity and sarcasm! I totally dig this! Wow!

    A lotta of us ladies complain often times of having a bad hair day! In this masterpiece however, the hair in itself is having its fair share of bad hair days, weeks, months, years; heck! An entire lifetime! The joy of being blessed with the African Hair! *laughing*

    This grabs me Honeycomb, you came through and effortlessly too! Happy Holidays to you and all of yours, keep on soaring up high Breezy Zee! Kudos! LOL

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      1. Oh Good Golly, Miss Molly! I see what you mean Unique, thanks a bunch! I’ll look into that possibility! LMAO!

        Happy Holidays to you and all of yours Swag! Have you a totally great, celebrational and blessed Yuletide season filled with God’s goodness and unrivalled awesomeness! Kudos! LOL

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            1. So let’s see, if am a gift everyday; what then does that maketh thou?! Wait……..I totally get it now! You’re most definitely a gift every fraction of a millisec! A great gift that just keeps giving! You made all of these happen! We’re totally indebted to you! Thank you, for making all and sundry feel special! Happy Holidays to you and yours; God bless, keep and reward you in a way only He can IJN, Amen! Cheers Doc, you rock sooo darn hard! My word! LOL

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                    1. I am aren’t I?! Hmm! Then you’re most definitely, and without a single ounce of doubt; wayyyyyyy better than the best of the best, of the best till infinity! *phew* How’s that grabs you, Doc?! LMAO!

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            1. What are you on ’bout?! Watching out for what exactly??? If memory serves me correctly, Melbin thy sake and soooo many other delightful folks said the exact same thing Swag’s reiterating here! So its no news, at least not to me! Needless to say, my calling’s as a commenter and reviewer if you may; not a blogger or writer! *tongue out* LMAO!

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    1. Ok, so this review (it’s no mere comment) got me laughing as in *snapping my fingers…….for fabulous effects.* Why, you did make maximum effect alright and I’m the one who’s rolling on the floor, LMAO! Thanks sis, you always upbuild. It’s not for nothing you’re christened ‘the goddess of words.”

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          1. Aw! You’re deserving of so much more dear! Told ya I’d egg you on; and am just doing that which I promised to do and you make it so darn easy for me too! Parolo jare, nothing dey happen! LOL

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    1. Ha Doc! Seizures ke? Please o, it wasn’t me o, in case they ask. Lol, thanks Doc, I’m humbled. But then again, it was Topazo’s idea, so Topson, 4 gbosas for you o, the grand spinner of mischief.

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  4. I read this over and over again. #Zee is the #GoddessofPoem. My God, I marveled at her brilliance! She’s the #RAPUNSTZEL that spins words of Poem. Darn it! She’s good, no that’s an understatement, she’s great! Look at the spin, the weave, the twist to the world of women style, fashion and obsession. Unexpected turn in poetry…*staring at #Zee in wonder!*

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  5. It’s as if you know! Everyone’s staring at me as if I just dropped from another planet! #Zee, I truly respect and admire your talent. *Duffs Hat and bows* you’re exceptional, extraordinarily gifted…keep it up!

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  6. Ah! This is an Epic. Like I was literally thrown off my being with the pure genius of this piece. Please can I book tutorials? Lool.

    Really though, this is an awesome read. Welldone madam.

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          1. No kain. I will consider your outstanding credentials (obvious isn’t it) when I start my assessment. Meanwhile, just to be fair, application will remain open for other interested candidates, LOL. Although sha, e be like say you don earn this one already.

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      1. Oh my. Na pesin wey know you pass dey do you sha. For real though? Err, anyway I like to deal directly Doc. So no, bhet thanks all the same.

        And Madam Zika, here I was thinking anyhow anyhow a sister has always got a sisters back. *sigh.

        Lool! Issall good. Now I learn. 😀

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      1. *Strolls in, looks around, takes a bottle of Coke, sips* What have I missed? Ok, I get it. Sis #Yemie, you dazzle me with you comments! Chai. No one, I mean absolutely no one can take your place…#Topazo, so you’re now PA to our dear Zee? Good, I’m sure no one does that job better than you, #me, have no fear you’re in good hands. #DrSwag, seizures you say? *takes Holy Water and Annointing oil and sprinkles on him* feels better? Oh still having bouts of attack? Eyaa, that’s #Zee’s Poetic Effect! Sis #Yemie, can’t wait for nest year to come, so I can see you Spread your Wings like Eagle and Soar…*stands up to get another bottle of Coke*

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  7. Well, our dearest #Doc, if we don’t take care of you and this blog, who will?! You’re more to us than you can ever imagine, and we know you love us too!

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  8. “Snapping my fingers with plenty A-T-I-T-T-U-D-E for maximum effect”! Now that got me whistling out loud!!! Sis! Like seriously!!! You earned a new title for me Sis, #TheQueenOfEnchantingWords! Yeah, that the new Oye for you! *fi ewe oye ha Sis. Yemie ni gele* Oye amori ooo!!! Hehehehe!

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