Dark and Beautiful
The colour of your skin is beautiful
Pale and white
Just like how it should be
You don't even need make up
The colour of your skin is enough
Making you instantly beautiful
You'll grow up
To be a beautiful young girl
Admired by all, you'll find no trouble
In finding a suitable boy
Just avoid the sun you see
We don't want your colour
To be tainted by the sun, now do we?
And do not forget the turmeric paste
You're fair, but a lil more white
Doesn't hurts right?
These are some of the things
I've heard while growing up
As a child I thought of them as compliments
I mean what else could a girl want right?
It was after growing up I realised
The colour of my skin doesn't makes me special or more deserving
Than my darker sisters
Who wear their chocolate coloured skin
Without any shame
Yet they are discriminated for something
As simple as the colour of their skin
I mean it was just the lack of melanin
I had right?
I wish I could reach out to
Every dark girl out there
Who despises the colour of her skin
Who's been told that
She's anything less than beautiful
Who's been deceived her entire life
That dark is ugly
I wish I could tell you that
You're a masterpiece
Created by God Himself.
Their minds are ugly
Too blinded to see anything beyond white
Your colour is precious
Never let anyone tell you otherwise
Embrace your dark skin
It is rare, just like you.