The fourth poem published on Big Words Authors once again comes from poet Tamara Coleman. It is one of her many creations and involves conforming to the expectations of others. It is entitled, The Poem Of The Day. Tamara’s bio and contact information are immediately after her poem.
No Matter If You Don’t Fit The Description
No Matter If You Don’t Fit The Complexion
No Matter If You Don’t Fit The Weight Requirement
No Matter If You Don’t Have A Huge Social Media Following
No Matter If You’ve Been Told You Don’t Have The Qualifications
Never Let Anyone Discourage You From Applying For The Position
GOD Qualifies The Unqualified And Puts Them In The Right Position
Author’s Post Poem Reflections/Thoughts
This poem to me was about fitting in, and especially in this day and age. With everything being digital and with social media. Everyone expects you to have a huge following, to look a certain way – like the Instagram models, to be the right complexion to get the protection that you need. In terms of work, just because you don’t fit the description that they’re looking for doesn’t mean you can’t apply because you might be able to fit into a different job as an example. I’ve learned not to disqualify myself. To apply anyway. The light-skinned and dark-skinned comparisons, that’s colorism. The shade of your skin shouldn’t matter. Everyone has their own preferences, but that shouldn’t be the only factor when applying yourself to something, or even in a relationship. That shouldn’t matter.
About the Author
I am CREATIVELY CREATING CREATIVE DESIGNS. I am POETICALLY thinking. I am POETICALLY speaking. I am a POETIC being. I don’t CREATE to impress, I CREATE to express! Tamara Coleman is a talented poet and graphics designer from Buffalo, NY. To see more of Tamara’s poetry, go to Poetess Tamara Coleman on Facebook. Tamara can be contacted at Tammyfirstname.lastname@example.org.