Love Your Skin

HEY MELANATED MAN, WOMAN, BOY, AND GIRL
YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, ENTITLED TO BE ON THIS EARTH
DON’T FEEL BELITTLED, DON’T THINK LIKE A
“HAS BEEN”
YOU SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOUR OF YOUR SKIN
SO PLEASE, DON’T BLEACH, DON’T SCORN YOUR SKIN, YOU ARE NOT SIN
DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE DEGRADED AND BE BULLIED TO FIT IN
SHOW YOUR STRENGTH, PROVE YOU CAN WIN
JUST EMBRACE & LOVE YOUR MELANIN
LET IT POP, LET IT SHINE, LET IT BE YOUR BLING
WEAR IT MEEKLY AND WITH A GRIN
STOP ACTING AS IF YOU HAVE CURSED SKIN
LET IT GLOW IN WINTER, SUMMER, FALL
OR SPRING
LET YOUR MELANIN RADIATE OUTWARD AND WITHIN
WITH A VARIETY OF BROWNS, AND BLACKS
YOU ARE PRINCES, YOU ARE PRINCESSES
YOU ARE QUEENS, YOU ARE KINGS
BE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR MELANATED SKIN
BE ASSERTIVE, BE POSITIVE, DON’T LET THEM CLIP YOUR WINGS
REVEAL TO THE WORLD YOU HAVE GRIT, FIRE
AND STING
YOU ARE UNASSUMING, BUT YOU DON’T
DO ASS KISSING
YOU ARE SPECIAL, YOU ARE HUMAN, YOU CAN
BE ANYBODY, YOU CAN BE ANYTHING
BE PROUD OF YOUR MELANATED SKIN

Written by Charmaine Allwood-Hanson
Extract from Book: I Write You Recite

Photo by Luriko Yamaguchi on Pexels.com

Published by Charmaine A.

I have been writing poetry since an early age as a hobby. Now I write to share my love of poetry with others through this blog I speak. You read.

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