paint

I wear my face
bare
it is my way
does this make me
brave?
I have my issues
(as you know)
but on a good day
I see
I’m beautiful
from the inside
no paint required

and yet
I see that
you need it
as your armour
for the day
or you just
like the way
you look
so glamorous

but

does my daughter
know
how beautiful she is?

or will she
see so many women
painted
and believe
she has to
cover up her skin?

I want so much
for her
and all the girls
to know
their inner beauty
shines through
much more strongly
than surface perfection
that their faces
and bodies
are good
and strong
and wonderful
as different
or similar
as they may be

paint
or
no paint

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5 Replies to “paint”

  1. do I see a bit of ‘I can see clearly now the rain is gone / I can see all obstacles in my way’? Especially when you said: ‘but on a good day / I see / I’m beautiful / from the inside’; it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiney day … even if there are clouds around; daughters are so very special, even by just being

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