Before you there was only darkness,
a perpetual night with only occasional glimmers of light.
Before you there was no reason for anything.
But then you let me in and my life began again, and you filled me
with a joy I never even knew was possible.
A joy I might only imagine
the times when I would dream of you.
Now when I look up and I see you there, I realize
it was you I always wanted.
I waited for you my whole life, I needed you for so long
and I promised that if I were allowed to experience you again,
if destiny should seek for us to be reunited,
I would never stop working to earn your love,
I would never stop working to earn your trust,
I would never stop working to earn your warmth,
your beauty, your many special and unique ways.
I would never stop working to earn the taste you give to me
every time that I am with you.
I would never stop working to earn the fullness that only you can bring.
Nothing before you means anything,
nothing before you exists…
Everything is for you.
Happy Independence Day Suriname!