Love the skin you’re in

Next time you are lying in the sun
Be careful of the damage that cannot be undone
You only have one skin,
It cannot be replaced, and it’s only very thin

I remember lying in the sun for hours
Always topping up my a tan
Sometimes needing cold showers
Cause my skin was fried as if in a pan

I didn’t know what I was doing
Back in those teenage years
Wanted to look beautiful, had no cares no fears

Sun beds are no better, they are even worse
They can kill you so darn fast
Cause that’s science not nature at its worse

Skin cancer is deadly, the worst of any kind
It can reach your vital organs,
Your lungs, your brain combined

The sun it isn’t bad for you, but you must protect your skin
Don’t make the same mistakes I did
And love the skin you’re in.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zhanna P. Rader
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 14:22:15

    Great message, Alethea. Your brain works perfectly well, as it should. 🙂 I am amazed that you had enough energy to be creative. 🙂 After all, the process of treatment is not fun, it wears you out. 😦 But you will always be a winner – you will be healthy again. 🙂


  2. Kim
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 22:13:10

    Poignant piece which should be used in a melanoma awareness campaign.


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