Hair Tales

Everybody around is cutting their own hair.
Or asking their partner to trim it in despair.
Posting pictures of it proudly.
Not ashamed of calling it out loudly.

But it's not new to me.
I've always been cutting my own hair, you see!
I just bunch it up and bring it up front.
Hold it like a paint brush and chop it, no fancy stunt.

And if I'm in the mood for bangs,
I don't go to the fancy salon at Wang's.
I let my hair fall on my face.
Like a scene from a horror movie, like I'm looking through lace.
And snap-snap my scissor goes.
Until I can see my eyes, I suppose.

In reality I've not had more than five.
All my life, that's the count on which I survived. 
I'm talking about a professional haircut.
Those were the times, layers I wanted to strut.

Otherwise, straight and messy suits me just fine.
What's the worst that could happen? It'll grow back in time. 
You know, it's just hair.
It's not like surgery, to that you can't compare.

I'm accustomed to this since childhood.
My mum always cut my hair, and she did really good.
She had a lot of patience, unlike me.
She even had a special scissor just for this, you see.
Sectioned and kept rechecking if every level was right.
Never one short and the other long, under her sight.

She always cut it short and blunt.
It was easier to maintain considering the grooming rules.
Or else I'd have to wear pigtails every day to school.

But she'd always make me a fringe.
And maintain it inch by inch.
She thought it made me look cute.
That was my only look, the absolute.

Knick knacks and trinkets she brought home every week.
Colorful bobby pins, hair clips, hair bands and coconut trees.
Sunday was the day to get me all dolled up.
Going to church, almost doing the catwalk.

Till date, every now and then,
she keep buying me accessories, clips and trinkets when...
I visit, all things bright and beautiful.
Many of which, only for children suitable.

As a child, in the beginning,
I had a little trouble admitting.
Because all the other kids would name
Fancy salons and I'd stand there a bit ashamed.

But everyone's cutting their own hair now.
Patting themselves on their backs saying wow.
I'll tell you this, time is a wonderful thing.
One day you're a pauper, next day you could be king!

-RUELHA 
www.ruelha.com

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    1. Really? Since childhood? Wow Sally πŸ˜ŠπŸ’‡β€β™€οΈ
      As a child I was fed up of the fringe so I quit it as an adult….but now I’m beginning to think….hmm mom was right…it does look nicer with bangsπŸ™ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ™ƒ

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  1. I think it is easier to cut your hair if it were as long as yours and you are only cutting a few inches. I’d like to cut mine, too but the pixie or bob cuts are harder to do on your own especially when my arm aches when stretched way back.

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    1. That’s true. I agree it would be very difficult to cut short hair. You need someone who is willing to help. πŸ˜…πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸŽ€πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈ

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  2. I think it is easier to cut your hair if it were as long as yours and you are only cutting a few inches. I’d like to cut mine, too but the pixie or bob cuts are harder to do on your own especially when your arm aches when stretched way back.

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