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"Hips and Lips" by Raquel Ndirangu

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

My hips and lips

speak a thousand words

all of which you'll never understand

my body so full of life & beauty

yet you can't seem to get past

your preconceived notions of me

let's get one thing straight

no, I am not uppity

no, I am not crazy

and i am sure ain't no one wanna be your girl

What I am is a song of those who have

come before me

a reflection of those you fear

because you'll never understand

whether it's the pain my hips bare

of the words that my lips fire

my body and the very essence of my being

is something you can't contain

so...get with it

or fall behind

Raquel Ndirangu, senior (class of 2022), is an aspiring singer and songwriter. When Ndirangu isn't writing new lyrics or poetry, she can be found playing guitar, doing theater, or enjoying true crime. Ndirangu plans to attend Salisbury University in the fall to pursue a degree in music education.

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