Beauty standards.

I don’t want to wear glitter 

I don’t want to wear gold 

Don’t condemn my skin.

There is only so much of me I can hold
These colours are supposed to be beautiful.

Why then do you marginalise me 

Beauty is what you defined 

into beauty how you want it to be.
Don’t tell me I’m not beautiful 

because my skin is not lighter 

and my eyes are not the shape of a leaf 

God help you, your mind couldn’t be brighter.
I won’t lay boundaries to what I am 

because you’re afraid of the horizon 

I won’t put on anything to adorn me 

I am content, I’m alright if I wizen
I don’t have to hide my skin or show it 

I don’t have to be beautiful to your eyes 

I am what I am, gold or stone, 

but I am myself, No pretence, no lies.

-WANDERER 

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