They say they want the tanner covering
But not the darkest of night
They say they want the curvy body
But only when the girl is light
Darling can't you see,
They only love your culture
They say they want the forehead jewel
But not the religional torture.
They scream big lips are beautiful
But only when accompanied by the palest of skin
They'll search for the details of you
But not for the beauty within.

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world
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