The Truth of You by Christina de Vries (Poem)

They said it was too pale my skin

As if it was wrong the body I was in

Young and foolish, it had to be true

The words stuck to me like superglue

Reminding me that I was weird

And all that mattered was how I appeared

 

But somewhere in it all came a change

Where different was no longer strange

But something that I learned to love

Something it turned out I was proud of

That of which is part of me

The truth that truly set me free

 

No matter color it does not matter

All and any day wouldn’t you rather

Stand out as someone to remember

Into your uniqueness then surrender

Love yourself for what is the truth of you

And the ones who matter will do too

***

©Christina de Vries – Geek Heaven

 

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10 thoughts on “The Truth of You by Christina de Vries (Poem)

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      1. You’re welcome. As someone who has been told many times to ‘go get a tan’ I can really relate. (I like being fair skinned.) Keep up the awesome blogging.

      2. I can relate to that one as well.
        And the sarcastic “Wow!! Look at that tan!” whenever I’ve been away on vacation.
        I don’t even think that most of them understand how offensive these comments can be.

      3. That one I haven’t gotten. Usually people seem genuinely worried. Especially when I had a foundation on that was too light. Then I really looked unwell. People kept telling me to sit down!

      4. Thank you. (-: I am, well, when my complexion isn’t battling a breakout. But then, that’s a story for another day. haha
        Keep up the awesome blogging! (Love your gravatar picture, by the way,)

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