A sparkling diamond,
a gem in the rough,
how do you like this new crown?
I stand at the top of Victoria’s peak
where darkness surrounds in the round.
Is it the shadow of your bright shining glimmer,
or that of the Sun that’s gone down?
All that does matter of the whole China Sea
are your bright lights which glitter to me.
A gentle ruse?
A genuine pearl?
Do you own all this small but significant world?
Hong Kong sits in her majesty
out of the whole China Sea.
The hustle and bustle of the business hour
transforms thee from glamour to power.
Of all of the cities round the deep China Sea,
Hong Kong’s the flower to be.
This darkling siren,
alone on an island,
still the gem of the cold China Sea.
Copyright © 2012 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.