I want to be known by one name
Like Dessalines, Christophe and Pétion
Like Pelé, Ali or a Great Champion
Like Edison, Jefferson and Washington.
I want to be known by just a name
By my pretty and sweet surname
Like Spring, the most gorgeous season
Like Tiger, Peacock and Lion.
Everyone knows you a surname
When we have only one name
As Pope, Love and Peace
Like Michel, Catullus and Plautus.
I want to be known by a wise name
Like Hébert, Vertières and Liberty
Like Flaubert, Hugo, and Shelley
Like Baudelaire, Angelou and Mallarmé.
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Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.