I WEAR MY AFRICAN COLOURS

don’t be blinded
by your sight
I wear my African colours
on the inside

hear the colour
of my words
the shade of my heartbeat
as red laterite courses through my veins
as my white palm wine is poured
for our ancestors

smell the colour
of my sweat
as I join you to toil in the fields
of today’s needs
of tomorrow’s promises

feel the colour
of my hand
as I offer it in welcome
your clan joining
my clan
in community

come
join my rainbow
let it band us
together
one bright spectrum
of colour
the colour
of humanity

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