Brightened by the glimmer of stars
I am the shadowy shade of the night
I am the colour of the mysterious cat
All you can see of her are her eyes
I’m the colour of the scuttling beetle
Of the bear that lives in a cave
I’m the hue of the berries that he eats
I’m like the panther, sleek and brave
I’m the colour of the birds that caw-caw
And watch you with a beady eye
I’m like some of the cars that ply the road
Not red nor blue nor white.
I’m the colour of coffee and chimpanzees
Maybe the colour of your backpack
I’m deep, I’m dark, I have a magical spark
I am the majestic colour BLACK.