I knew her before She coloured her hair. She'd wash and brush, With a simple part down the middle. I remember it falling silently over Her shoulder blades, down her back. It always looked like that, After a full day at the lake.
And I knew her before She used cosmetics The way they're used this day. Her cheeks glowed with youth, Her brows arched like shorelines; Lashes balanced droplets Over rushing ruby lips.
I knew her to play tennis, To swim, run, To laugh and be fun.
I knew her With lights on, At dusk and at dawn. I knew her for long. I knew her so long.
We use makeup and clothes as an armor. We use makeup to cover our scars; We dress up to look confident and strong. We use it differently; Some used it to make themselves more beautiful; Some used it to protect themselves from getting bullied, mock and etc. Not just by using makeup and clothes as an armor, But we should also use who we truly are as an armor. Never forget about your true selves just because you use makeup and clothes as an armor, But we should also embrace and love ourselves for who we truly are. Covering up scars and dressing up to look confident and strong is just a quality of our armor ; But what we really have as an armor is ourselves.