Hey

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What if today was the first and last time you met me? 

Would you be able to have a conversation with me? 

Would you be able to look past my complexion and my intonation?

Never once looking at the span of my hips 

As an indication, 

Of

Where

I'm

from...

Because I am you. 

And you are me. 

And we've all been

Fooled. 

Decieved. 

Into believing the 

Lies 

We are fed on a daily.  

That tell us I am inferior 

Due to the color of my skin.

That I am not beautiful 

Because I have wide hips 

And thighs that touch.

That I am unworthy 

Because I am a woman who speaks her mind 

But I challenge you 

To look past all that 

To break down the stereotypes 

To come and say hello 

Because we only need a bridge 

That we can both cross and get over 

Perhaps a few others would follow in stead

I've never give you a reason to think I would hurt you 

Smiling each time you walk past 

Laughing loudly and brightly 

Because my light refuses to go dim 

I just want to talk 

Learn from you 

As you learn from me 

Because we are all imperfect 

In our own special way 

But that's what makes us 

Beautiful. 

Charming. 

Funny. 

Individual. 

And when I learned that 

My whole world opened up. 

Because we're gonna fail.

But the goal is to

Fail.

Better. 

The. 

Next. 

Time. 

It's not about getting it right 

Just about learning how to speak. 

Hey! 

Have a conversation with me? 

 

 

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