I love you my son

New Cool Hat
I love you like Harmattan pawpaw
Freshly cut and served with cola nuts
And a calabash of fresh palm wine-
Impurities and all.

I love you sonny boy
Like Africa loves sunshine
And badly battered drums.
You bring me happiness
Like the prince’s wink to
The farmer’s daughter.

I love you very much
My only sonny boy
Like the moment when
Your mother shyly nodded
Approvingly to my poorly
Chosen, affectionate words.

I love you son.
I love you because you are
Not because you do
or think
Or say.

Happy fifth birthday
And remember I’ll love you all the way.

Comments

Fiona Leonard said…
gorgeous picture and poem NK! Give him a birthday hug from us.
I will Fiona. My love to T and N.
luna9 said…
¡CONMOVEDOR EL POEMA! QUE PENA QUE PIERDE CON LA TRADUCCIÓN PERO IGUAL ES BELLO Y LLENO DE AMOR.
¡UN BESO A TU HIJO!