Arushi Malhotra

The Wordsmith
Published in
1 min readJun 17, 2020


God, Paint my flesh with the colour you want,

For whatever the colour might be,

Black, brown, white or even multicoloured,

That is not who I am.

Cause the colour of my skin doesn’t define me,

Nor does the race I belong to,

For I am more than the label you define me by,

With a personality that is often overlooked.

I am a human just like you,

With the same red blood flowing in my veins,

Belonging to the very same species that’s brutal against me,

For I am black yet beautiful.