leaves of green. rose in red.
this star, twinkling white.
you are nature's rainbow who
paints her children with the colours of life.
paint me red. paint me green.
In a nutshell, paint me with the pigment
of your skin for on its shell is Africa:
black, beautiful and bright.
with you is a lean distance to the sun,
for with my eyes I behold
the delicacy of your greenness;
newborn like foliage,
magnetic as the constellation of stars,
more frantic than the fineness of wine,
and with your crescent is a motif of our love divine.
with you, I know no war
be it The first or The second
or another to rise for with peace,
I go Dutch in beds.
scared? I am yours, now a saint you savor
and tomorrow, of this same coin and not of blacks
you will know, I pledge.
Again I take this oath, green Jewel;
So long as the air is your life;
water, the root of your blood;
and land, the rock which keeps us from sinking,
with you is forever a walk one framed.
every time thinking of one pearl valuable
than gold I find none but You
and with you will come admirations
not only on Tuesday's paradise
but on the pendulum's wings.
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Copyright © Victor Igiri | Year Posted 2018
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