I Will Pronounce Your Name

(For Tomi Benson)
I will pronounce your name, Tomi Benson
For the love you have shown
For the care you have sown
I will pronounce your name, Tomi Benson
You are sweet beyond the package
More amiable than you put out
I will pronounce your name, Tomi Benson
For a friend in need
Is a friend in deed
I will pronounce your name, Tomi Benson
On a day like this
It should be like this
I will pronounce your name, Tomi Benson
Happy Birthday.

(After Leopold Sedar Senghor’s ‘Naett’)

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