For Hebert

                                                      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.


Copyright © March 2023, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved.

Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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