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Topic: Lock (03/06/06)
By Teri Wilson
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I begin my dive downward, twisting and turning. The wind rushing past me carries the haughty laughs of the barber and a womanís anticipation. My brother and sister tresses tumble around me. We fall through the air like heavy raindrops from a thick black cloud of deceit. Seven braids in all.
We are not the only things being cruelly released from the sleeping manís head. The shiny blade also cuts away power, strength and blessing. A lifetime vow is sheared off and falls beside me.
But, I am just a simple lock of hair. I fall downward from Samsonís brow toward Delilahís lap. As I land gently on the smooth fabric of her robes, the tear falling from my Fatherís eye lands on the ground with a splash.
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