Monday, October 2, 2023

People Looking At Me

Written By Suhani Khemka (Grade 8)

People looking at me with wide eyes,
Makes me feel like my dark skin, extra fat,
Is a disgrace, a curse, and a shame, 
As if being thin and fair was everything. 

I look into the mirror, and start, 
Hating on my very own reflection,
Wishing I was something better, with
My skin a little clearer & brighter.  

I look into the mirror, and start, 
Hoping I could lose some weight, some fat, 
Thinking, “Diet would do good to my body” 
Maybe some fairness cream would help me. 

But this is my body, it’s who I am, 
Before people learn to accept it, 
I must love it, embracing my flaws,
Now I smile at my own reflection.   

Featured Image Courtesy – Maryland Anxiety Center

Suhani Khemka
Suhani Khemka
Hey! Suhani here. I am 13 years old and I am very passionate about baking. Reading books, listening to music, reconnecting with nature,traveling, and writing are my favorite pastimes.



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