With fragments of gold, crimson, lilac
And bold arrays of the rainbow.
My paintbrush shall impart
The images of my love for you.
I shall use a silver palette knife
To imprint lovely visions of
Treasured visual vibrations
Like royal Kiganda beating drums
And diamond crowned Kabakas.
With life surging energy,
I shall reflect my love for you.
I shall use a versatile fluency
In oils, acrylics, watercolours
And lead pencil drawing,
With diverse ingredients and paint recipes
Preserving precious pictures of Africa
To paint an illustration
Of my love for you.
I shall surpass Michelangelo and Rembrandt
With an ancient African touch
Of Surrealism and Impressionism.
I shall Africanize the Renaissance style
With infusions of traditional Ugandan art
And heavy layered soil paints.
I shall paint my love for you.