• jccleveland

"Hips and Lips" by Raquel Ndirangu

Updated: Apr 29

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.

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

You’ll drown dear. You’ll drown When you are high in the sky Under the crushing weight of unfulfilled promises, You’ll drown dear. You’ll drown Deep in the earth Among the footsteps of Elysium, Heroes

It all crumbles when I exhale The salt washing away my sins Cleansing the body I call home Softly, swiftly, swaying In & out Above or below Through but ever so near My watery blanket Of love, denial,

That’s when the fun starts. The sound of happy beings, The painting of dogs, The clap of a volleyball, And the swift sound of dancing water Seems to connect all From the seagulls fighting over fries T