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Dark skinned vs light skinned

In our Asian-cum-Eastern land No one prefers or admires the dark-skinned or tanned Gosh, as if the fair-skinned alone belonged to the so-called fairer sex And here, 'black is beauty' a phrase unheard All falling for the light skinned almost in reflex! Bachelors on the hunt for a non-fictional Asian 'Snow-white' Even an ugly heart will do if the skin is white, pale and light For them lighter skin tis brighter and better at beauty even if superficial and skin-deep The dark-skinned maidens thereby left single to weep But while the ebony dark- pigmented go on applying whitening and lightening creams The white Westerners frequented the sunlit beaches for dark tans from sun beams! So in westerners females wish to look browned and tanned Thus the opposite is preferred so to that end they may sun bathe for hours on beach sand Ah and though from the point of view of my motherland I am luckier that God chose to model me from a peachy whiter lighter clay, I still feel this tug-of-war between complexions needn't really join the fray. For when you and I glance at Naomi Campbell we know beauty can be white, brown and black as well Like love, beauty knows no colour, creed or race As proved by this gorgeous black supermodel. Besides, we all have come across both dark-skinned angelic saints and fair-skinned folks with sinner's taints Ah, Black Beauty, or Fair and lovely Beauty has never known any bounds For God He distributed beauty rather equally No argument can last on these grounds Oh, a soulmate's inner beauty ought to be earnestly sought Too bad lustful passions fall for those merely outwardly hot!

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Date: 1/7/2021 7:14:00 PM
Black and white are shades opisit ends of the spectrum mix togeathet a whole spectrum of beatiful colours its not about whete your from or whete your at more where your goong to wheather white or black were all the same me and you its not about race or creed were all fom the same place and all the same we bleed l dont judge on ones reflection the colour of there skin more the colour of there soul personality whats within lovly poem great wording xx
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Date: 1/1/2021 9:50:00 AM
Great insight Zaynab, and beautifully penned. Self esteem and beauty are within - often unseen by self or others. Have a very blessed new year! Linda
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Date: 12/31/2020 3:21:00 PM
Great write Zaynab, my own personal penchant is mainly elegance, skin color is unimportant, I never knew Indian men preferred lighter skin females, Michael Jackson thought he looked better white, although he totally messed up, especially his mind, fantastic thought provoking poem, I’ll have to investigate further, cheers David
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Date: 12/17/2020 9:25:00 AM
Ahhh...that's so true, .. for indians Fair is godliness...even deities are depicted as fair skinned while the demons are dark... unfortunately men are stuck to that still today...beauty is fair skinned to them while dark ones are taken mostly for convenience. Revealing writing...thanks for sharing.
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Date: 12/5/2020 4:40:00 PM
Skin color does not matter. I enjoyed your very creative write which reminds us that beauty comes from within.
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Date: 12/2/2020 10:23:00 AM
Skin color shouldn’t matter but sadly it does to many. My husband is part Hawaiian and in the sun his skin became very dark. I thought him very attractive not only because of his skin color but because of his inner beauty. I enjoyed your wonderful creative poem. Blessings xxoo
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/3/2020 10:43:00 AM
Hi dear, you said such a wise true thing, inner beauty not skin color matters. All are beautiful, white , black or brown. Warmest thanks for great lovely comment.
Date: 12/1/2020 2:16:00 PM
As you've stated, beauty transcends color. Though many tanning Westerners would die before they chose to be a darker races tone. Very nice S.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/3/2020 10:37:00 AM
I like how you paraphrase it, yes beauty transcends colour". And yeah tanning in sun does kill many times. Warmest thanks for comment.
Date: 11/28/2020 2:18:00 PM
I have heard of some trying to lighten skin. to me, skin doesn't make a person. I treat everyone the same as we all should. I have heard in Gambia women lightening skin. It's said to make them more attractive, but I love dark skin womenpersonally. a really great well-written poem, thought-provoking. well done.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/29/2020 7:23:00 AM
Yeah man even Indians , Asians and others think light whiter skin is a must for beauty . Some whites too wish to be dark and tan on the contrary ah. Thanks soo much for your great super comment in favour of all colours. Cheers!
Date: 11/28/2020 5:12:00 AM
Hello Zaynab! What an amazing poem... and so true... it's the colour of the mind that matters and not the colour of the skin... Just loved reading this.. Have a great day ~ Ani
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/28/2020 12:40:00 PM
Yes true I'm glad you agree that color of skin doesn't matter. More easterners and even westerners should think along these lines. Warm thanks!
Date: 11/23/2020 5:33:00 AM
Sadly sometimes it seems very true what you say. God created us each beautifully and uniquely. The one who can appreciate our differences is the one who knows true beauty. Wonderful writing in reminding us that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Thank you!!
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Date: 11/28/2020 12:39:00 PM
Hi Vincent well said and your comment is so true and so noteworthy!! You nailed it well, thanks so much!
Date: 11/22/2020 4:04:00 PM
Hello zaynab ... the eye must search past the colour of another human's skin. What's in a heart and soul that really counts. Your poem is right on how people react and this is the reason it is good - Lindsay
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/23/2020 2:13:00 AM
Warm thanks for your great wise comment phrased beautifully. Take care.
Date: 11/22/2020 8:26:00 AM
Beauty comes in all colors and especially within the heart. But i do get your point that lots of women admire more of the light skin rather than just love their skin color they were born with... Great poem :)
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Date: 11/23/2020 2:11:00 AM
Warmest thanks for your beautiful comment, I like how you summed up my poem, you are pretty in your fine complexion. Yeah some people don't like their own skin whatever colour it is, black ,white or brown. Take care.
Date: 11/21/2020 10:08:00 PM
...as a guy i too was caught in consumer world imagery as to what is a man....then after passing through the mill i married the loveliest woman who has always been happy with herself as is : ) .....i've got happiness to love..........stan sand
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/23/2020 2:09:00 AM
Oh i didn't think you are a guy, good, and I like the way you tell your story in comment, thanks so much I like reading personal stories. Cheers!
Date: 11/21/2020 11:24:00 AM
True beauty comes from within, as stated in your thought provoking poem. We are in God's image, so we are all beautiful. :)
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/23/2020 2:07:00 AM
Yes you paraphrased it excellently, true beauty comes from within. I believe we are all beautiful creation of God but not His image though. Take care.
Date: 11/20/2020 5:47:00 PM
Heavy, but very true. When I was younger I thought bleaching my dark skin was the road to being beautiful. But now I realized I was beautiful already. I have a face that is a portrait of an angelical child although I am dark skinned I look 20 years younger than my actually age. Thank you for the beautiful poem.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/20/2020 9:18:00 PM
Oh I didn't know you were not a westerner. You are so right, some Africans seem to never grow old, I rarely see Africans with wrinkled skin or white hair. And yet many feel the need to bleach their fine chocolate brown skin ah not realising that they are beautiful as they are. Warm thanks for cool super comment.
Date: 11/20/2020 9:00:00 AM
thought provoking piece , shame people feel the need to have whiter skin.. beauty comes from within, made me smile about the white people tanning to get darker skin - what irony. well penned:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/20/2020 11:25:00 AM
Yeah and we do wonder in great surprise when we see westerners spoiling their fine light skin for a tan browned skin. Im of those who take measures to avoid a tan and yet i find people of all colours beautiful, there is beauty on every complexion. I like how you call it an irony yeah that's the word.! People just aren't satisfied with what they are born with. Im whitish but i would like to be even whiter. Warmest thanks, Take care.
Date: 11/20/2020 7:45:00 AM
Well, the way I explained once to some students was to hold a white piece of paper next to my arm and say to them well I am I white? I held a piece of black paper against their skin and asked are you black? We discovered that we did not match the paper at all that had classified us. Thanks for dropping by my page. Sara
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/20/2020 11:17:00 AM
Yes so true there were blacks who said to me, that they aren't blacks, some were tan, chocolate brown but not black exactly. And that goes for white too, no ones white like paper yeah man. Warmest thanks for great fab comment.
Date: 11/20/2020 7:29:00 AM
Fantastic write! Colour, race caste and class are some of the most ridiculous human inventions. I’m personally attracted to the inwardly hot. Have a great day! xomo
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/20/2020 11:14:00 AM
Wow warmest thanks for a great lofty comment, well said, so true, these human constructs are sad yes. Inwardly hot yayy. Take care.
Date: 11/20/2020 6:25:00 AM
I think you get this in many countries including Africa and the Caribbean, not just in Asia and middle east.. Great poem my freind..
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Date: 11/20/2020 7:05:00 AM
My point is that some people have the same thoughts as your poem in other continents also.. in regards to dark and light skin
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Date: 11/20/2020 7:01:00 AM
Um I didn't get what exactly you meant, but I was meaning the preference and admiration for white skinned complexion among easterners esp Indians . I have seen Indian brides and grooms have to slobber lots of white powder or creams to look white if they are dark in India. Things are slowly changing but many Indians would always find preity zinta prettier than priyanka chopra just because zinta is a white skinned Indian. Thanks soo much for comment.
Date: 11/20/2020 5:34:00 AM
So well said! That last line too true.
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Date: 11/20/2020 5:47:00 AM
I'm glad you acknowledged the last line, warm thanks for comment Kim. Take care.
Date: 11/20/2020 5:23:00 AM
- I see beauty in all colors, S.zaynab ... we are all equally valuable ... be who we are ... enjoy life :) - A poem with feelings ... lovely written :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/20/2020 5:46:00 AM
Why yes me too, all colours and skin pigments are beautiful whether chocolate brown Snow White or any other. Warm thanks for sweet comment.
Date: 11/20/2020 5:02:00 AM
Hi S.zaynab There has been discrimination over a person’s skin color worldwide. It is such a disgrace because we are all part of the human race. I understand, with me being a person of color, how unfair that could be. The line “Like love, beauty knows no color, creed or race.” leaped off the page. It is an informative write on discrimination between the dark skinned and the fair skinned within your culture. Excellent job. Have a nice day, and thanks for stopping my page:-) Alexis
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/20/2020 5:45:00 AM
Hi dear while people in our Islamic culture do not discriminate upon colour yet this poem is about brown Indian people ignoring browner darker ladies. Still there are many white skinned Indians who love black beauties and have married black women. Warmest thanks for your nice lovely comment.
Date: 11/20/2020 4:42:00 AM
This beautiful, vividly descriptive poem effectively addresses the issue of complexions and WHY people make such a big deal of them! Janice
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Date: 11/20/2020 5:42:00 AM
Warmest thanks for your fine comment, you summed it up nicely. Take care