Poem: I am Dark

[Image Description: The words Brown is Beautiful over a brown background with doodles]


Poem by Tanvi Jeph

Art by Aiden Tsen

I am Dark

I am a bit darker than the rest

But I believe I am the best,


No one likes my skin colour

Just because it's a bit duller,


People ask me to apply

whitening creams

I am not fit in this world it

seems,


People love to alter your looks

You can get altered for getting

in their good books,

My colour is given by my Dad

So why shall I be sad?


People don’t accept me the way

I am

I think this whole beauty thing is

a sham,


They won’t understand the

meaning of Pretty

Because they focus on things

which are Petty,


I don’t care if I were as black as

coal

As I have accepted myself from

my heart and soul


My name is Tanvi Jeph and I am a 13 year old poet, trying to remove differences and stereotypes with the power of words.