We returned to our homes,
But we no longer feel the peace that once was here,
For we traded our minds,
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,
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
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?
Did our mothers not teach us to see the beauty through the word as we slap our hands together,
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,
Digging up the insecurities of our being that our mothers stronghanded to bury,
Did our mothers not teach us to speak beauty,
And put together,
Smell like perfection?
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
Yet Empty words of Criticism.