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Poem: Behind the Spotlight







Written by:

Katrina Bersamin






Why don't I look like them?

Eyes hazel brown

skin fair without criticism

nose sharp enough to be admired


Why don't I get treated like them?

Always glamorized

not afraid to show off their beauty

never having peculiar stares

but admiration


Why am I harsh on myself?

For not looking the way they look

for having brown skin

and being a rare vision

as others idolize those who fit into our society's beauty standards


I should be proud

of the person I am

and the person I grew into


I am unique

with dark brown eyes

that are innocent when I smile


I am beautiful

with a pure soul

that compliments my charm


I am a Morena beauty

with a complexion that glistens

as it gets hit by the sun


Yet why

am i still put down by others

for the way I look?


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