Only now do I realise that I was enough
It was my hated dark skin that made me stand out
I was beautiful just the way I was
Being fat didn’t make me less of a human being

I should have closed my ears when they spoke
Walked with my head high up
Embraced my Africanism
I should have known that I was enough and beautiful

I listened to them
I believed them
I took a blade and cut my wrist
I forgot about God and his plans for me
I cut my life short
and it was over