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Misunderstood

I take pride in the way I look...

I’m seen as stuck up. Extra. ‘Eggs up.’ A show off. Attention seeking!?


I endeavour to speak properly...

Well, that’s because I’m ashamed of my heritage. I'm not authentic!?


I make an effort to fit in...

Everyone knows I’m a flaky fake, faker!?


I perm my hair...

I want to be white!?


I leave my hair natural...

I don't have 'good' hair. I really should wear a weave!?


I wear a weave...

I want to be white!?


I say I love to cook for my man...

Would you believe feminism takes a backward step!?


I go to church and stand on faith...

I’m deluded and have renounced ancestral roots!?


I push myself through college and university...

Because I think I’m better than everyone else!?


I pursue a career and buy my own home, a nice car...

Apparently, I’ve sold out!?


I give up my free time to counsel others...

Naturally that's because I like the sound of my own voice!?


I don’t sleep around...

Ah well that’s because I’m sexually repressed!?


I’m moved with compassion to be charitable...

Oh, that’s because I like to feel important!?


I turn the other cheek...

Because I’m weak!?


I announce, ‘I’m done bailing you out!' after repeated abuse...

Hmmmm apparently that's because I’m selfish?!


Well…that’s family for ya!

Thank God for my friends


Nairobi Thompson (c) 2009






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