Rhyme of the Dark Skin

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A poignant verse about fairness, dark skin and true beauty by , in Different

Played in the sun and tanned her face 
In happiness quotient, she bagged first
No time for make-up and desire to look hot
With artificiality, for years she has fought 
No time to impress people of that specific class
She is happy being a village lass
She can’t fit into your repressive moulds, she knows
Her ‘darkness’ come to fore, in the darkness brightly she glows
So, your creams and sham mud that you recommend 
Is neither her wish, want nor need – so she won’t bend
Make her believe at least for once
Dark complexion never stuns
Dark skin is a curse
Bet nobody can reverse
The adverts claim
With fair complexion, one reaches
Why some “whites” haven’t ever shone
We definitely would have known 
Care less about how fair people should be
This way it will be a big favour, her only plea
Make your life being worth cherishing for
Be positivity different; insensitivity – abhor
Stay away from bullying their  
Train your brain and show some sense 
It’s not the skin complexion that matters 
Between the beauty and the , see the latter.

©Farheen Viquas 

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Farheen Viquas is a Senior Technical Editor/Writer working in Bangalore, India. She has worked as a Technical Writer/Editor, Mentor/Coach, Language Consultant, Information Tester, English Trainer, and Transcriber. When not at work, she loves to cook, read, write poetry and prose, listen to music, bake cakes, fish keeping, and embroider. She is also a stained-glass enthusiast.