This Brown Skin

I see the way you look at me,
With pity in your eyes,
I see the hatred in your gaze-
But this brown skin, it’s a prize.

I feel the disgust you throw my way,
It’s really hard to miss…
But this brown skin, it is evidence-
Of the Sun’s loving kiss.

I will still go out and play,
And if I get “duskier”, then that’s fine-
This mahogany wood, it gleams and glows,
These desert sands, they shine.

The colour of my skin is perfect-
And trust me, yours is too,
This darkness, it’s beautiful-
And deemed ugly, by who?


Hey, guys!! How’s it going? Normally, I try to explain the meaning behind my poems in this section. But there’s not really all that much to say for this one, is there?? Dark or light or salt white…The colour of your skin does not matter. It’s l i t e r a l l y just a difference in melanin.

Well, that’s all!! Have a FAB day!!

stay sticky,
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92 thoughts on “This Brown Skin

  1. Amazing work, D!!!! You always write such thought provoking, inspiring and beautiful pieces!!! I absolutely love your poetry! Well done my friend, hugs and love 🖤🤗

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    • Right??! It’s funny that racism even exists, because scientifically, white skin is a genetic mutation that by chance happened to be selected. The first humans were dark skinned!! I don’t mean to offend anyone, but hey- it’s the truth.

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  2. Pingback: The Science of Skin Colour – Science-tastic!

    • It really is!! I’ve actually gone into more detail about that on my other blog, should you want to know more!!
      Honestly… Racism, among other such things, is what is holding us back from achieving greater things. It’s about time racism was gone!!

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  3. I LOVE THIS POEM.It reinforces what I believe that we all should be proud of the “skin we’re in.” Because of this, I sill STOP describing myself to my friends as “fish belly white.” LOL

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  4. A wonderful, and well written poem that went deeper still, but came back rosier. I love this, especially the “sun kissed” part, but also how “the color of my skin is perfect, / and trust me, yours is too.” Ah!

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  5. Yes, I loved this poem. #Brown Pride.
    Racism makes me sick. One reason I love this poem so much (another [small] reason is that it was very well written). Keep it up.
    This poem makes me think of Dark Skin by KB (check it out, it is a very good song. It is also clean).

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