Flawlessly Flawless

I am flawless because I am strong from once being weak,

I am not flawless because they told me to shrink,

I am flawless because I am successful and will threaten a male,

I am not flawless because I cannot be as sexual as a male, or so they think.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

“Because I am a female,

I am expected to aspire to [being straight],

I am expected to make my life choices

Always keeping in mind,

That marriage is the most important”,

But I am not going to be property to a male.

What if I marry a girl?

Will I still be important?

As Bey acknowledged from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,

“But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage,

And we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to each other’s as competitors,

Not for jobs or for accomplishments,

Which I think could be a good thing,

But for the attention of men.”


Momma taught me how to work for mine,

Daddy taught me how to love my shine,

My bestie taught me I should speak my mind,

My woman makes me feel so fine.


You’re born, flawless

Wake up, flawless

Graduated high school, flawless

In college, flawless

Bisexual, flawless

Pansexual, flawless

My body, flawless

My artwork, flawless

I was born like this, I was born like this

We flawless, ladies tell ‘em

I woke up like this, I woke up like this

We flaws, ladies show ‘em

Say, “We look so good everyday”


We were born looking this good

And we shouldn’t change it even if we could

And they can say what they want

God sculpted me like this

Why change the way our flaws make us flawless?


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