Out of town

But now our bodies don’t want to house us, we who betrayed it for a pack of lose, harsh yet Empty words of Criticism

We returned to our homes,
These bodies,

But we no longer feel the peace that once was here,

For we traded our minds,

Our hearts,

Weary,

Broken,

Desperate,

We sacrificed the love and comfort these bodies served us with,

And we took in the hate and destruction this world has come up to,

Somehow 

We have broken every promise that laid on our tongue 

And in our bellies

We have moulded and thrown out the truth our ignorance has refused us to see,

And between the gaps of our teeth

We have cursed the breast of our mothers,

The eyes of their eyes,

And though not as bright,

Our smiles are identical to theirs

But with anger

Unwanted is what we have called our bodies

Sin

Cursed

Unloved

Spat on

We have maltreated these bodies,

Fed it to the wolves of the world,

Let’s talk Instagram 

Social media pictures and it’s definition of perfection,

But did our mothers not teach us that nothing of this world can be perfect?

Is perfect,

Did our mothers not teach us to see the beauty through the word as we slap our hands together,

In silence 

As we pray?

Did our mothers not teach us not to stand too long in front of the mirror,

Else we’ll be confronted by tiny irritations that label us,

Ugly,

Undeserving,

Digging up the insecurities of our being that our mothers stronghanded to bury,

Again,

Did our mothers not teach us to speak beauty,

Hear beauty,

See beauty,

And put together,

Smell like perfection?

No?

Then I guess we have been schooled by life to not walk in the “beauty” of what we scroll through.

In truth it has been so long,

Now our bodies don’t want to house us,

Treating us as strangers

We who betrayed it for a pack of lose 

Harsh

Yet Empty words of Criticism.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. sharonpaula says:

    Your words are in tune with my heart

    Liked by 1 person

    1. utibeno says:

      Look what you did. You’ve got a black girl blushing
      Thanks dear

      Like

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