put the bleaching cream down, you don't need it
Stop allowing society to convince you
that you're too dark
Stop feeling discouraged everytime
a guy says ''I like light-skinned girls only" or
''You're pretty for a BLACK GIRL''
On a Saturday night you're laying down with your feet kicked up
scrolling through Instagram
admiring your favorite celebrity wishing you were ''that girl''
Truth be told, you are THAT GIRL
When I tell you are dripping melanin and honey you wouldn't believe it
because you run to society for validation
''Am I light enough?''
''Is my smile good enough?''
''Am I tall enough?''
''Do I have nice curves?''
''Am I pretty enough?'' You'd say
They'd tell you all the right things to make you feel good
about yourself, to put a smile on your face, to make your day less crappy
However, what you didn't know is
since the very first day you were born
you were good enough, you do have the brightest smile ever,
you are pretty enough, you have curves in all the right places
your skin tone is just right,
mocha, toffee, almond...you name it
You are dripping melanin and honey