Brown Girl

You are beautiful

You heard the other girls
In school at lunch
Whispering that your lips are too full
You're too dark
Your hair is too kinky
Let me tell you
You are so beautiful the way you are

So you draw in the lips
You take an extra bath
Scrubbing and scrubbing
You want your skin to turn yellow
Let me tell you
you are beautiful just the way you are

Do you know the world is looking for that full lips that you have?
That kinky hair that you have?
That skin that you have?
Brace up. Don't let their words break you
Let me tell you
You are beautiful, so beautiful
Just the way you are

With love, Jumoke Eniola
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