Pavithra C.P

India

"Reading is dreaming with open eyes"
15 years old (2020)
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"Oh, You too Kiss Me, My Black Beauty!"

November 20, 2020

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The sapphire iris blinks
the long blonde lashes meet
against the milky white skin
the hair made up into blonde curls
her frock with frills
clearly marking the standards
Her bottom against the cold, hard floor of the 
little plastic box
Her lips pink and her rosy cheeks
with the proud smile stamped against.

"I pick her!"

Those words accustomed to her ears
come as no surprise
and she looks beyond and below 
over the separating line
and give yet another smirk to the trivial
yet again, the proud one!

The chocolate brown iris blinks
the long black lashes meet 
against the dim light fall
the hair down into beautiful curls
her head carrying an invisible crown
Her bottom against the cold hard table
lined with dust after so many weeks, maybe years
her hands sore and numb, confined within
her eyes glazy as she looks through
the tears, through the box.

In came the humble being
with a playful smile on her face
with the white little paper wings
and the gait of a future queen.
"I pick her!"
Her finger towards the dim light fall
the beauty picked up from the line of dust
The young soul kisses
"Oh, you to kiss me,
my black beauty!"
Ok, thank you so much for taking the time to read this!
I wrote this to create awareness about the racial segregation still existing in many places of the world. I have written this piece in reference to the famous 'Doll Test'
During the “doll tests,” as they're now known, a majority of African-American children showed a preference for dolls with white skin instead of black ones—a consequence, the Clarks argued, of the pernicious effects of segregation.
I am open to any suggestions, any at all!! (regarding the title, the word and anything about this piece!) So feel free to pitch in your ideas! I would really appreciate it!!
Thank you!

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5 Comments
  • Bhavya's Treasure

    My little sister just keeps surprising me by writing something even more impactful every time! :D
    I couldn't comprehend it in the first reading but after reading the footnotes, I went through the poem again and it's totally AMAZING!
    The contrast between blonde and brown/black, the way the blonde smirks at the other, the dust and that young humble being who was looked beyond the darkness of discrimination.
    Superb! :D


    10 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    This was really beautiful!! I like how it related to something that you wanted to bring awareness about, I never knew about the doll tests!
    Great piece!!


    10 months ago
  • katnissromanoff

    Wow, this is so amazing and I think that it brings light to an important issue. Wonderful job!!!


    10 months ago
  • Huba Huba

    Oh my lord I love this poem so much! My favorite stanza is the 3rd one.
    The way that you referenced the Doll test brings so much more light on the theme!


    10 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    I've heard about the Doll test too! Also, the words you chose to write this piece match together like puzzle pieces!! Breath-taking!! <3<3


    10 months ago