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If I Could Buy Beauty by Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace

If I Could Buy Beauty.
.
I would paint the wings of the birds
with colours as of 'holi' day,
I would paint the sky with bright herds
of 'adire' like sorts of clay.
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I would paint the sun with starlish
blue when dawn creeps. As for the stars,
I would paint its ray as bab'ish_
that the moon would shine as day ares.
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I would paint the eye with white blue
I would paint the palms in love's lines
I would paint the face in sky blue
I would paint the earth with sort d'signs.
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If I could buy beauty, I would
make the ugly beautiful and
make the Charmings' pride ugly, would
it be desperate, sort of-hand?
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If I could buy beauty, with me,
I would make the birds coloured-filled
like green grass on a field, in me_
I would make the earth green grass field.
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"words from the innocent mind"
             Philip Peace
_Holi is the festival of colours in Indian_
_Adire is the mixture of colours in the Yoruba land._

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