Mono, Tonal, Noir, Fade
Why must I use one of these to receive no shade?
No shade for the way my skin has small blotches,
But I notice the way he or she watches
My face is the color of dark chocolate, but not quite.
Man, how I wish my skin was light.
But then I think, why am I not happy in the skin I'm in?
"You are so beautiful!" I hear from my kin.
Ha. As if.
As if I could believe my dark skin is pretty.
I look at my skin and feel so--
Pretty is the way I should see myself in the mirror,
Maybe if I clean it, I'd see myself clearer.
Listen to you.
You know you're beautiful inside and out.
You know this, and you know it without a doubt.
Just pick yourself up a bit, comb your hair.
Look at your beautiful face, no makeup, just bare.
Why did you look at your skin as if it were a sin?
A sin to have rich colored skin,
Man I love the dark skin I'm in.