Skin Deep


Skin deep
Sharon Maria Moemise

My God-given crown of femininity is my nappy hair
My skin in its freckled golden-brown glory belongs to me
If perfection is what you're looking for, then let’s be fair
Look in the mirror and decide who you really want to be

My rounded thighs bear witness to life's great gifts
My ample bosom attests to my absolute femininity
If the hourglass figure is on your current wish-list
Then my sagging backside and breasts are an impiety

I walk with my shoulders straight and my head held high
Every move makes my breasts jiggle and my backside sway
Every mark on my body bears testimony to the reason why
my beauty lies not in how I look nor in what anyone has to say

My worth is not measured by smooth skin and rosy cheeks
My gender no justification for being struck by anyone's fist
I'm a woman who brought forth man and was left with silver streaks
My worth is in loving myself, in deciding to finally put myself first.


  • Author: SharonMoemise (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 9th, 2020 14:49
  • Category: Reflection
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  • L. B. Mek

    'I'm a woman who brought forth man and was left with silver streaks'
    brilliant imagery, with enticing flexibility in brevity,
    you carry the legacy of Maya Angelou 'sassiness' in every line,
    great write

    • SharonMoemise

      Wow I'm humbled and honored by your very wonderful and encouraging comment. Stay blessed and healthy

    • Paul Bell

      If you can't put yourself first, then at least love yourself a little more.
      Who was it who said. Sassiness is next to godlessness. I'll steal it, it sounds good.

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