From strangers to lovers
It has been five years of Titanic
At every turn of our piece of a century
There was a silent minute
From the walk on the local lanes
To the rides on the highway planes
It’s been a mix of sweet and sour
Maybe a miscarriage but never a loss.
They say love is a feeling, indescribable
But nature gave us many definitions
We found the answers in numbers
Soon interpreting them in letters and lines
We carved those first nights in chats
Sharing the first smiles with smileys
And shedding the first tears with emojis
Oh… Here’s some story to recount.
We read history to know the future
Becoming philosophers in our dark skins
We named flowers, and colored art
Stepping into new shoes every new day
Some new tongues we learnt
To speak both like babes and princes
We passed from strange to strangeness
Until we hit that magnetic cliff.
There was no going back
Both our hearts were held like captives
It was a deliberate deliverance
Some small heaven among humanity
Our clouded sky soon cleared
Paving way for those anxious jets
They flew so fast, so free, so friendly
Our story sure deserves some telling.
Only the knowledgeable know
Even the wisest have no clues
Climbing Everest in our small caves
We saw the height of Hermon at last
Maybe it was curiosity
Or sheer generosity
The Big Guy digitized our identity
Sealed, Signed, Cemented.
And so, three hundred moons have smiled
Thousands of suns and stars have shone
The bold breeze has flown the flakes
And the firestorm has burned the weight
Upon us lies a future framed and defined
Designed by an invisible master artist
Better by far than Picasso or da Vinci
More skilful than Michelangelo.
He paints our future on eternal canvas
Writing like Shakespeare never could
Dante could never have the right words
And Michael Jackson won’t find the tune
He sculpts us with fine artistry
Like the ancient men watched the sundial
His potter’s hands are spotless
And in him we leave our hourglass.
Five flowing years of fountain bliss
Five smooth streams of celebration
Five delicious glasses of endless love
Five tiny years of friendship and freedom
Too little to dedicate a lifetime
But all we need to want a forever
Tai Nee now has new heels
And Wolverine has always healed.
As these words mark a bit of our history
They set the red carpet of glittering bliss
Until summer sails and winter wakes
I send all my love in a kiss your way.