Virgin Hair

I am no longer my hair
It was so unfair
Who you wanted me to be
When you tried to shame me

I no longer internalize those lies
Instead, I realize
What you said about femininity
Was a lie

Apparently God would be insulted
If I should
Dye my hair
Apply makeup
Tattoo my skin

Apparently God would condemn me
Making love is dirty
Unless he’s your hubby

Apparently clothes, love, and virginity
Are what men take from me
And what I give up
Even if it’s something I choose
You say it’s something I lose

I no longer internalize those lies
Instead, I realize
What God really sees in me
How God really made me

Even if I was a virgin with virgin hair
He still wouldn’t care
I am not my appearance
I am a child of importance
Not to mention talent, integrity, and resilience

Sunday school taught me that children are all made in God’s image
Which is definitely true, because He made me a goddess

He made
My heart and spirit
All of me

My divine
Femininity