My dark skin complicates things
far beyond my imaginations.
The dark sky lit by the radiant beauty of the
moon shows the beauty of darkness.
I wonder where my
dark skin will take me.
I wonder, will my dark skin ever
hold me back from glory.
I know not the answer.
My left eye sees nothing but the darkness
of this world, whilst my right sees light.
What a biased view.
The rim of your eyes is the rim of mine,
yet you discriminate against me.
Why, because I’m a dark colour.
I work twice to get noticed, still you pick
other colour before me.
You think I’m an insignificant colour,
oh! but I assure you I’m so significant
I’m so rich you have no idea.
So rich in melanin I need no sun-cream,
I produce my own pigments.
Still I’m just a figment of your imagination.
I’m so strong you have no idea
So strong I absorb other colours they make me king.
So strong my features shows through them all.
Now do you still think me insignificant?
You best not I advise, before I pounce
on your DNA and re-arrange it, like a
virus attacking your immune system.
Dark skin . X
© Dotun Gb | Poems
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