The Beauty you Can’t See | by Akinleye Temiloluwa

It’s not in my skin colour,
Neither is it in my size
It’s certainly not on the outside
You’d only find it, if you look deep
The more you look, the more you see
You’d only see my abilities if you choose to look beyond my incapabilities,
You’d never see the beauty in me, if you never take a second look

I may not be perfect, but I’m worth your time
I can not do it all, but I can at least try
You could as well let me try, regardless of my hair color
I’ve got feelings which should never suffer,
Because you prefer to choose another over me
I’ve got abilities which shouldn’t die
Because you say they’re of no use and only another deserves the praise

I should be corrected, never discriminated
Regardless of my skin color or hair color, please never hurt my feelings
If I never speak back or I never shout back,
It doesn’t mean I do not take your words to mean anything,
It only means I’ve chosen to be silent
Wondering why you do not see the beauty in me…

Never push me aside, I am worth even more
Never praise the undeserving because you feel I shouldn’t be praised…
Criticism isn’t bad, but I should be corrected not discriminated,
I am a Teenager and I am worth even MORE!

About the writer

Akinleye Temiloluwa

Akinleye Temiloluwa, an A’levels student in Unilorin, a writer/poet, God-classed teenager with a passion for the things of God and special love for Teenagers. Also a blogger at


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