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Sep 2018
She seized to live for herself but for us
We stripped off all the trust she had in herself
Her society became a media
Her production was for our attention
Feeding her skin and curves for a couple of views and likes

We left her somewhere between assumptions and insecurities
Her beauty for our appetite
She dished off all her innocence
All she wore was what the skin tights
Not what she likes

We killed her before she died
We told her she wasn’t good enough
Taught her to hate the sight of her own reflection
Make up became the sight of her validation
With all the rejection
The girl inside her died
She died before her death
We all killed her
beauty is your skin, beauty is who you are
Don't do it for them
do it for you
Kenlum Michaelson
Written by
Kenlum Michaelson  23/M/Port Elizabeth/ SA
(23/M/Port Elizabeth/ SA)   
     Maddie and Brenda Nalugo
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