Mama Make me..

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“Mama, make me pretty.

Mama make me pretty so they won’t shoot me down.

Mama make me pretty so they won’t point and laugh.

Mama make me a flower crown so they know I’m a Queen,

For a monkey I am not.

Mama make my skin glow like the Sun.

My eyes see storms but I want to be as warm as the Sun.

Like suitors, sunflowers will follow me.

Mama, please make me pretty.

Pretty please, Mama.”- Noxolo Ntintili, The Black Bushy. IG: @blue_paradius

photo by : Masego Morulane of @mane_chicks

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