Dark skin

Every cell in my body revolts
When I think of the deep-seated biasses
And hatreds of racism.
Light skin versus dark skin,
What a futile debate
For both are equally beautiful.
They are God given gifts.

Many a man has suffered silently,
Withstanding the storm
Because of the color of his skin.
What is the point of holding
And promoting peace congresses
When there is so much hatred
Associated with discrimination,
Inequality and inequity.

Black and white are equally attractive
With their own charms
And when both combine, grey is formed.
Grey is the color of wisdom.
So, why be ostracized because of one’s color?

Life has its own twists and turns
And a person as well has his or her own choices.
Black women are straightening their hair,
Or wearing wigs and white women getting
Lip and butt injections and implants.
The brown women are applying
Skin-lightening products.

We live in a free world where all are free.
Having white skin or dark skin is another
Form of freedom given by our creator.
Love people as they are
And love yourself as you are.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

8 thoughts on “Dark skin

  1. iulia gherghei

    I understand your pain and disappointment!!!! I subscribe entirely to your point of view!!! Great poem!!!

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