Archive for January, 2010

What In The World

Posted: January 29, 2010 in Radio Talk Shows

Have you ever been to the strangest of place and still managed to find a Bajan with that very prominent accent? Have you missed hearing our idiom so badly that you were overwhelmed to run up to a total stranger and shout “You is a Bajan?” They say where ever you go you will find a Bajan and it is still always a big surprise when you do. On thing that has become very obvious to me is the courtesy of Bajan when sprinkled in the cold, crusty attitudes of people abroad.

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What In The World

 

We Bajans can be found any where you go

Have Bajans in the Far East
sands in places we don’t know

At every corner of the earth but what do they do

The Cock-a-doodle Doo Show asked but I want to know too

 

It’s so strange to hear Guten Morgen with a Bajan accent

¡No
puedo creerlo! But every where we went

 

There was a Bajan there and from the manner they spoke

Having them speak good old Bajan was for us a joke

Every one of them wished to hear us say something in
dialect

 

We laughed at Lickmout Lou’s missed intellect

On la tour d’Ifil, in the tower up high

Recreating there was a Bajan guy

Last year in the back woods in Kenya a Bajan was there

Duh like duh got a Bajan living in places everywhere

 

 

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Virtually Overcoming Borders

Posted: January 29, 2010 in Radio Talk Shows

They say call from wherever you are in the world; they want to see where Bajans are listening to VOB ever where in the world. I think they are going to mark the locations region by region on the map until the time is out. Each region will be announced but I doubt if you hear them on radio on your only day off and your region is not up, that they will refuse to receive your call. But there is always email. They say you may send an email to Cockadoodledoo@VOB929.com. Here is my take on some of the VOBs I found.

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Virtually Overcoming Borders

 

Very
recently they checked for
VOB out there

I
just look around me and I see
VOB every where

Radio
hosts wants people to call or write from where ever they are

To
demonstrate that
VOB reaches borders afar

Under
a personal challenge I thought to check

And
tried to spot wherever
VOB was down to the last speck

Lots
more than I thought so I’ll just name a few

Let
me know if you see other
VOBs too

You
may become
Very
Outrageous But I feel

 

Out
there are
Various
Ordinary Bajans
who can reveal

Viability
Of Barbados through what they do

East,
West, North or South,
Vanguards Of Bajans through and true

Ready
to help
Vindicate
Our Brothers
to any law

Courageously
Vociferating
Onerous Beliefs
without flaw

Open
forums
Verbalize
Oratory Biasness
and when

Many
show their
Volatile
Obnoxious Behavior
then

I
wish for the
Vision Of Barack and his demeanor

No
question about it he’s
Valued Over Billions with exceptional valor

Got
the air of some of our
Vintage Old Bajans

 

Bold
hope for change while
Vilifying Our Bible’s doctrines

Obama
didn’t
Vacation
On Barbados
but in the grapevine I heard

Rumors
that he
Views
Our Best
and to his word

Deliberately
shows
Violence
Only Begets
holdups on progress

Even
with all on his plate he
Vetoes Out Biasness

Remember,
people working together may like
Voices Of Babel

Share
misdirection so
Vous Otra Bella is trilingual garble

 

 

 

 

I Can’t Shut The Door

Posted: January 27, 2010 in Tenderly

Some times the wind comes suddenly and we rushed to close the doors and windows. I remember when I was very young how I rushed outside to pick up my aunts clothes from the line when the rain started. I have many times in my mind when I was able to run from the rain but now I can’t but worse now, I can scarcely get up fast enough to close the windows and with the latch where it is I can’t shut the door 

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I Can’t Shut The Door

 

It was windy out

 

Clouds were dark about

And the threatening rain

Neared the strength of a hurricane

The door was open but I could not

 

Stretch to reach that closure spot

Had no way of reaching it, I wasn’t tall enough

Unable to avoid the inclement weather I braced to tough

The threat and then the wind blew in

 

There were objects being tossed and ornaments breaking

Had a special porcelain heart that dropped and broke

Emotions were stifled, I never spoke

 

Didn’t see it possible to do anything now

Open doors will cause great destruction if we allow

Outside inside and never monitoring

Rains and winds from their untimely intruding

 

 

 

The Healthy Desert

Posted: January 27, 2010 in Radio Talk Shows

It is not as much what is there to eat that’s healthy in the desert as much as it is there is none of the unhealthy temptations there. The place is a natural sauna and you are not able to act on your whims to satisfy mood eating. I heard the two radio hosts trying to get Bajans from all corners of the earth to write in by email and let them know where they are. Can you, unless you have expensive equipment, communicate by email from some of the outskirts of the globe?

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The Healthy Desert

 

The journey now start to recovery

He had to say no to his gluttony

Eat better if he would preserve his
life

He left on a trip with some friends and
his wife

Every day food and water with no
dessert

A trip like this takes great courage to
desert

Life in the fast lane where every thing
is there

Taking this trip was a promise he made
for the new year

He knew out there, there will be no
taxis

You don’t have the option to go where
you please

Deserts are backwards with no fast food

Eating comes from hunger and not from a
mood

Services do not reach so there are no
cellular phones

Eat the packed healthy snacks no calls
for donuts and scones

Reduction in weight comes fast with no
spicy food and no dessert

There’s all to gain and much to loose
in the Healthy Desert

 

 

 

But When Thou Doest Alms

Posted: January 27, 2010 in To Help Haiti

There has been much ado about people giving recently to the various groups who are trying to help Haiti. We have seen radiothons and telethons, they have been individuals and individual charities. I have seen websites and so many other societies trying to get Haiti back on their feet again but in all that I see, I keep getting the same general message, who is watching me now. People seem to be giving for the praise of helping. I have no doubt that there are people amongst these that are giving with their hearts but the majority of what I see speaks of publicity.

Matthew 6:3
 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Here is a bit of jestto take away some of the seriousness. I think my friend here took Matthew 6:2figuratively and got tied up.

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But When Thou Doest Alms

 

Blessed are those who choose to give

Use their talents that others can live

They are a noble kind who choose to be

 

Working for others through charity

Honorable is the name that describes
this kind

Earnestly they give with no ulterior
mind

No selfish desire for fame, no qualms

 

Therefore remember when thou doest
thine alms

Hypocrites who in the synagogues
trumpet

Out loud their charity so their action
can get

Unanimous applause and global  praise

 

Do not assume their devious ways

Only in the streets will they have
glory of men

Eternal rewards do not await them in
the end

So let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand may do

That thy alms be in secret and only in
the Father’s view

 

Alms is a noble cause and its giving
must not attract

Lots of attention, the littlest
attention is welcomed in fact

Make your giving then be noble and
nobly live

Support the cause vociferously but you
must quietly give

 

 

 

Tail Feathers

Posted: January 26, 2010 in Radio Talk Shows

Why do we treat our fellow man so rudely when they seek information? Like my radio friend’s experience in the bank queue. Sometimes a quick question however obvious the answer can reveal startling answers. She saw one line and two ATM machines and asked whether the other one was working, there being no out of order sign. The retorts especially from one lady were rude but as is often the case was also misguided and misinformed. The supposed stupid question doesn’t always show your ignorance but may reveal the ignorance of the responders.

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Tail Feathers

The
world will be a better place if

All
its people get rid of the petty tiff

Improve
the way they speak to each other

Learn
to answer their fellow man like a brother

 

For
too long we wait in queue

Expectant
to do what others do

And
feeling ashamed to ask what may be

Thought
the obvious by everybody

Have
a dare and ask because you are better

Experience
a moment suffering rather than stupidity forever

Resonate
your confidence let you personality speak out loud

Show
them you’re an initiator and not just following the crowd

 

 

I Sing Lustily

Posted: January 26, 2010 in Radio Talk Shows

The words of the Psalm 100 resound in my head every time I hear people speak of playing joyful music. The Lord loves music and He knows how beautiful music can be. It seems music was intent on pleasing the soul. Have you noticed how music is the internal language of sound? How a violin can sooth any ear? Well, not just a violin but a maestro playing the violin, I say this because my violin playing used to send the dogs running.

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I Sing Lustily

I
make a joyful noise to remove all sadness

 

Serve
the Lord with gladness

I
come before His presence with singing

No
doubts it is He who made us, we are His pleasuring

Give
me then the early morning songs

 

Let
me hear sweet rhythms for which my soul longs

Usher
in the new sunlight with melodies

Songs
by local and international celebrities  

Though
I didn’t get to sleep at all last night

I stay
here ready to greet this beautiful sunlight

Let
me rejoice for all my maladies are left behind

You
play Mr. Radio and I have a clear and healthy mind

 

 

 

 

Cries Of Joy

Posted: January 25, 2010 in Best Wishes

I heard the beautiful story of a baby that was successful discharged from the Neonatal ward, still just over 3lbs. The baby was home kicking up a storm and not letting his mother sleep at night. When the mom seemed to be emotionally weakening by the excessive work, her husband reminded her of a few weeks ago. At that time the baby was still in the incubator fighting for its life and the mother prayed for a healthy baby that she can have at home. Well the baby is at home and crying like all healthy babies now.

 

Cries Of Joy

 

Couldn’t believe how small he was

Really adorable still, my baby has

Inspired my brothers and sisters as he has Mom, Mitch and me 

Every fresh day with my baby brings joy to my family

So if the nights make my baby cry and cause him unrest

 

Or whatever the difficulty I’ll snuggle him to my breast

For I painfully recall when in an incubator he slept

 

Just those nights recently when with uncertainty I wept

Oh Father, you alone know my prayers and you gave me my boy

You Lord, have given me the miracle of his Cries of Joy

 

 

 

 

The samepoem with a new acrostic highlighted

 

Cries Of Joy

 

Couldn’t Believe how small he was

Really adorable still, my baby has

Inspired my brothers and sisters as he has Mom, Mitch and me 

Every fresh day with my baby brings joy to my family

 

So if the nights Make my baby cry and cause him unrest

Or whatever the difficulty I’ll snuggle him to my breast

For I painfully recall when in an incubator he slept

Just those nights,  recently when  with uncertainty I wept

Oh Father, you alone know my prayers and you gave me my boy

You Lord, have given me the miracle of his Cries of Joy

 

 

 

I Want Light

Posted: January 25, 2010 in Tenderly

Do we always know what is best for us? Caught in circumstances we usually beg our way out. In fact, often we usually ask for new circumstances. Faced with a health problem, we might pray that the Lord remove the symptoms that were obvious. The truth is, none of us know what the underlying problem really is and we should play doctor by asking for the symptom to be removed when in truth we need to be healthy. Pray for good health and leave the rest to the almighty. For He alone can know.

 

I Want Light

 

It was pitch black in the room

 

Walls were obstacles and I stepped on a broom

And bang! It hit me on the forehead

Nothing was visible so I screamed I want light instead

There was no end to my screams, I screamed out loud

 

Like a babe needing milk or a dad at his son game feeling proud

I scream until I finally got my way

Got the lights put on only I screamed in pain that I may

Have them put out again and fast, it was too bright

The darkness was never painful so never do I want light

 

 

When You Walk Down The Road

Posted: January 25, 2010 in Tenderly

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There are just two ways to go, two paths to take, two roads on the way. You may either take the right road or the wrong road. What if we can no longer see those on the other side once we get on the road of good and what if those of the road of bad can seek those on the other side?  Worse, what if those on the wrong road never understand where they are or where the other road leads once they have gotten on their way.

 

 

When You Walk Down The Road

 

Where are you going to my friend

Have you no time to spend

Even a moment, just a part of your day

No time to stop if only to say

 

You wish you could maybe when you pass again

Or are you so rushed to catch the 9 to 5 train

Used to be that we would find

 

Worthwhile things to call to mind

And we never took long, they were just there

Looked like we had so much to share

Kept close ties and much we knew

 

Didn’t hesitate to speak you to me and I to you

Once I saw you, there was time to stop

Why are you now so pressed, with little to drop

Now you walk by not even a smile, you move fast

 

There is little time, you never turn your head like days past

How come? Why my friend? Where do you go?

Earnestly I ask dear friend, I want to know

 

Roads we’ve walked together now you turned that that path

Once before when others walked that way you too would laugh

And now you have this air, like a greater calling you obey

Do you not see when you walk down the road you walk that way