A darkskin.


"You're so pretty for a darkskin girl". 


The words trigger bees with rage inside my mind that dash and whirl out of control into my throat and out through my mouth as words like stingers to jab into the person who speaks them. This is no compliment but it is offensive as the words you speak only mean that finding beauty in us is finding a needle in a haystack, that if I wasn't darkskin I would be ordinary and that I am only pretty because darkskin girls are not. 

  • Author: femlord (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 22nd, 2017 09:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: I've been told a lot that I was pretty.. for a darkskin girl. Even as a young child I knew something wasn't okay with this statement okay. When I got older I realized the actual meaning.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • lasergraph

    It is sad that we still have this in 2017. Beauty is everywhere and in everyone. Some of the most beautiful models in the world are dark skinned. I hope color blindness comes to pass.

    • femlord

      For color blindness to pass would be a dream come true

    • dusk arising

      ooooh i'd be seething too. What patronising gits some people are. I'd be inclined to reply to anyone who said that 'and your the best looking ignorant patronising bitch/jerk i've seen this year'. Nice clean, clear style your writing has.

      • femlord

        Thank you.

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