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Poems

Long Live 2020!

I offer you this beautiful message of Hope
Happiness, in which we must always believe
Beautiful wishes for Health and Hope
Each new year brings us a lot of new Chances

May you always be honest and integrity
Even when you are in the middle of a Conquest
As for backbiting in all circumstances
Flee there without knowing its content

May this renewal prepare you 1000 Gleams
Time teaches us to become Better
Let him give us a thousand reasons to hope
May Joy and Beauty come back tomorrow

That the future offers reasons to Love
And teaches us that everything can start again
That 2020 bring you sweet Madness
Success, Happiness and a United Family…

 

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Like sisters…

Creole and Congolese, we hold hands,
Our hearts having same roots and memories,
Our sorrows and sadness posed on parchment,
At all times, our emotions flash back.

All the love and joys that mark our youth,
The smell of wet earth after each drought,
Lush vegetation in the rainy season,
And the snake with the sharp fangs that we flee.

Thousands of swallows that have come to breed,
Placing their nests under our roofs to dazzle us.
So many tales and legends rocked our childhood,
Beneath a very kindness and soft light.

The fragrance of flowers and exotic fruits,
The steep paths that are far too authentic,
Climbing on termite mounds in abundance,
The taste for bright colors, songs and dance.

The happiness of certain prohibited swimming,
Despite everything, causing ugly bronchitis,
Fortunately, quickly forgotten by so much joy,
The sound of bush animals and the tigress.

Watching myriad of white butterflies,
On the hedges and clumps near the flamboyant,
The exquisite taste of sun-ripened mangoes,
While our nannies kindly watch over us,

Morning songs of the rooster and the hens,
Our very cute rabbits walking so quietly,
And chameleons, always very haughty,

Will forever haunt our days and nights ...
Africa, so sweet to our hearts, we love you!
Udongo wa Afrika, nakupenda!
‘Swallow’ is my totem…

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Praise of the foot…

Pretty little feet, scamper a whole life
Do not be two in the same shoe,
The way is under your feet, whatever the size,
Be joyful and dance to madness …

Stay down to earth to discover the world,
Do not allow yourself to be trampled on,
Stay forever in a vagabond mood,
Discover life like a baby its pacifier…

Stay down to earth to discover the world,
Do not allow yourself to be trampled on,
Stay forever in a vagabond world,
Discover life like a baby its nipple

If by any chance, they remained untamed,
What would become of them broken or damaged,
Will they live underground or like a beautiful flamboyant?
Moss covered or forever festive?

As long as they stay alive and beautiful present,
Always life will end… feet in front!

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