A Few Shades Up And Down


A few shades up and down

Does that matter really in our town?

A few shades dark and light

Doe that matter under the sunlight?

Can you see all the colors

In the ecumenical mirrors?

Is it about the human race?

Be real, you need more space

To explain to the world the latter

Your knowledge and feelings about color

About the colors of the rainbow

Right now, not tomorrow

This is a world where men and women

Search for deep sorrow and profound pain, in the fiendish can

Notwithstanding God has created one subject which changed

Quantified and multiplied near and far from the sun

For a long time, where so many are deranged

Unfortunately, under the lukewarm glare of the moon

How sad? One sorry shade went sick and crazy

Another one stupefied and shocked in defiance

Then another one, then another one under the shiny

And sparkling stars striving for excellence

Ladies and gentlemen, ignorance and intolerance

Engender arguments, battles and wars due to nonsense

The shades know and feel no significant difference

Maybe under the contemptuous beliefs of some crazy clans

Oh! It’s time that we dump ills, sins and viruses in the crummy cans

Because we’re the same in the envelope. You and I eat

You and I have a brain, one nose, one body, two eyes and two feet

There’s no exegesis or reason why we should not get a long

And why we don’t sing together, in harmony, a beautiful song.


Copyright © June 2020, Hébert Logerie, all rights reserved.

Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.


This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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