#2. Underneath

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{Skin : a series of 7 poems, written by Lotus}

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#2. Underneath

a poem written by : Lotus

Momma once said, that good boys and girls don't cry.

That they don't hide. That they're nice. That they just---smile. Even if it's not fine---even if they're not fine.

Momma once said, that good boys and girls don't fight.

That they're polite. That they're kind. That they don't commit crimes. Are good at all times.

Momma once told me that it doesn't matter if you're weak,

just put on a smile. To hide what's underneath.

But what if what's underneath is strong, unlike me.

Your dreams, your voice, your belief. Telling you where to belong, that you should be free.

What if what's underneath isn't,

kind, polite, nice, just, and commits crimes.

What if the 'not fine' is what underneath my skin,

my skin, what if that's, my fine?


Do you really have to fake in this world, just to belong?

Because if...

Would it be wrong, to say that not only would I never belong.

But I would never want to belong, in a cruel world that tells you to;

"Suck it up and live with it."

To numb the pain, to forget, yet forever regret. Relive all the moments, all the pain, over and over again.

To judge, based on skin and just wipe the tears away.

Because crying is for the weak.

Mom, I'm not strong.

Does that mean, that I'm not good enough?

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to convince someone you're fine.

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lotusmystiekGifted Writerwattpad - @eadaion
3 months agoReply
@justshutupxd I don't even think that we are given a choice of fitting in or standing outside society. We are just pushed into one direction. It's okay that people have a belief but it's not okay for them to force it upon people that have doubts. Thank you for your comment, I hope that people can see this and know that there's a choice in life. And I also hope that those terrible death sentences in Africa will one day not even exist anymore.

justshutupxdBronze CommaA writer making the world brighter
3 months agoReply
Please never say that you are not good enough. Conforming to society just pushes everyone else to fit in more. You just add another to the pile. And eventually it seems impossible to stand out. That being yourself is a feat that seems appalling to the rest of the world. It becomes a death sentence carried out just because you are being yourself. It leads to things or back to things like the current issue in much of Africa and a few countries in Asia. Blasphemy and apostasy is punishable by death in over twenty countries. It's a death sentence to be an atheist. Or to talk bad about God in any way. Simply for believing in something that others don't want, one could die. I hate that this is a world like that. That people still believe that fitting in is something we are supposed to do. Thank you for sharing this. I hope it raises more awareness about the issue that it is.

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3 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you very much!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
3 months agoReply
This was a poem noir. What you say is important. You worded it well. I hope enough people read this. I think that it would make a difference in the way parents approach social and personal anxiety. Great post!!!