I found myself in the midst of them that sing,
The Bacchus of the Nigerian soil,
In the company of a fool’s play,
All fiction, like a midsummer’s night dream.
My delight shone like pure gold,
Rays of which I have never felt for a while,
The cool tender drops upon my cheek,
The warm lava flow riding down my back.
I found love in the strangest of places,
I found love in drunkenness of a feast,
I found love in the smiles of strangers,
I found love in the stillness of his eyes.
I have been to the most decent of places,
I have been to the prettiest of gatherings,
I have been in the company of the wise,
I have danced with the men of old.
I have never felt what I feel now,
This never-ending smile on my lips,
This captivating chuckling within my soul,
This urge to make a run for it.
I found love in a sea of dark murky waters,
I found love in a crumbling three wheel drive,
I found love beneath a shed made of shattered clothing,
I found love in every word he said.
I found love in every breath he took,
I found love in every kiss he gave,
I found love with every hold we had,
I found love in the tears he gave.
So I need not be in a fancy restaurant,
I need not have the best of cars,
I need not have the strongest of men,
I need not have the Apollo of them all.
I need not have an expensive movie ticket,
I need not have a Canadian visa,
I need not have any of these,
To have a love that’s true and free.