I Touch Beauty Daily

I Touch Beauty Daily

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bitterleaf Sophistication

Yearning to be different
To feel, smell, do differently
A mark of one needing distinction
It required more effort to taste right
Needing more time for cleanliness
Demanding more patience in preparation
Knowing in its veins its uniqueness
Giving the palate a kick
To notice its supreme occupancy
Giving the eye a view
To appreciate its darkest hue
Giving the fingers a chance
To play with its complexity
The bitterleaf knew its uniqueness
Standing aloof and askance
Watching herself primped and prepped
Like a Hollywood superstar
But feeling differently
Doing things extraordinarily
Appreciated regally
Its sophistication unrivalled
Its uniqueness cherished
By the best of Nigeria’s chefs
By Nigeria’s discerning taste buds

©2005FrancesOhanenye, all rights reserved.

--My dream has loved paper so much for so long because it gave influence to the parched voice of a fashionista poet. Finding this outlet, that voice is now replete with expressive sound.

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