[Eric is an 18-year-old in matric at Eldomaine High School. This poem is dedicated to the girl on whom he has a crush.]

My love for you is strange
I do love you
But I can’t be with you
Is it because of your race?
The only fear I have for you is:
How must I love you?

Violets are blue and yet
that’s your name
If I can love violets
Why do I fear you?
Truth is – I don’t fear you
But I fear how I feel about you

My love for you is deeper
than the deepest ocean

Please let me love you
Just like I love your name
I love you, Violet
Can you be mine?