Shades of Black

Beautiful Ashes

Shades of black
How much beauty did you lack?
Their words left you with scars that won’t heal,
Hiding behind the pain you pretend not to feel.

They said beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
This seemed strange as you grew older.
In their eyes you never embodied it,
And so to their definition you try to fit.
Liquids,creams and extensions,
Trying to cover up what they call imperfections
But baby girl can’t you see,
That being yourself will set you free?

Shades of black,
How much beauty did you lack?
You listened when they told you your skin was too dark,
When in fact it was their eyes that couldn’t handle a beauty so stark.
Now you torture yourself in order to silence their voices,
But they’re still gonna criticise you for your choices.

Amongst your own you feel all alone,
And you think,’Maybe there’s really something…

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