I am a pefectly beauiful flower
I should not be hidden, cannot be hidden, will not be hidden
My love is bold and fearless,
brave and boundless
It cannot be contained, should not be contained, will not be contained
If you must lie and make excuses to keep your broken pieces in peace,
then allow me to preserve the fantasies of you within my heart and let you go
I am a perfectly beautiful flower
the very best in all your gardens
Do you not see how the other butterflies flock towards me?
Do you not see how they vie for my attention?
Why should I suffer the consequences of that which I did not commit?
I cannot, should not, will not live with half your sun
I cannot, should not, will not sing with half a song
He who has willingly tasted of my intoxicating fragrance
is compelled to proudly and bravely wear me on his lapel and
not hide me inside pockets of lies and excuses or
allow me to slowly wither under the shadows of his flickering lights.
I am a perfectly beautiful flower, I was born to bloom
and bloom I shall!
Copyright © 2012 Bernice Angoh