Writing 201: Poetry day 3

   

Fulani woman
     Skin deep
Rich in melanin
You are beautiful
Like a precious stone amidst charcoal
Sunkissed?  No far from that
Sunblessed dare I say
The darker the flesh
the deeper the roots
Glow in  the sunshine
Bask in it
You are truly rich…….
In melanin

This poem is Based on my experience with colourism as a Person of colour, and how people of the same race are obsessed with judging people based on their skin tone,  where light skinned people are prefered over their darker counterparts in India, Indonesia, Central Asia, the middle east and Africa in general

Salma Babani

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12 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry day 3

  1. We are all wonderfully different. Each is unique. Why can’t we celebrate that? Humanity would be dull without the colors. Like a grey sky without a patch of blue. Worse, like a university of only one shade. Thank you for sharing the joy of who you are.

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