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.