I’m beautiful like humans
but I don’t have a mouth to talk

I shine like stars
am hard like a diamond

on top I look like a crocodile
or dinosaur skin

I look like I’m wet
but am not!

people can see me like something to eat
I shine like a disco light

if I was sour I would call myself salt
but I don’t
I smell fresh

I am brown, dark brown, white, black, grey –
I don’t know what colour I am …
do you know what colour I am?

I am beautiful as you

no body has life more than me
no body can break me

I build houses, offices, everything
I don’t have hands to work.

but I love myself

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