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
10 thoughts on “The Truth of You by Christina de Vries (Poem)”
I love this poem! It’s so true.
Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂
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.
Well you’re not the only one! I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard comments similar to that one.
haha I’ve been asked if I’m sick more than I have been told I need to tan.
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.
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!
Wow. That must have been annoying.
I think your milky white skin looks absolutely raveshing!! Be proud of it 🙂
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,)
Thank you and I will! And the same to you 🙂