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Sarah Ann Gill

Posted: April 28, 2010 in Events and Premieres

National Hero Sarah Ann Gill played the vital role of establishing the Methodist church here in Barbados. She was persecute and prosecuted. What little history is known is documented and repeated by all the usual sources. I want to celebrate her life with this short acrostic poem. The first church I attended was the place of my dad’s Sunday School and now I learn a church established by Sarah Ann Gill. This National Hero was born on Feb 16, 1795 and died to Feb 25, 1866.

Sarah Ann Gill

Some people in their stringent defiance to secure

A place in society for our rights and more

Receive our accolades now but back then

All was horrendous and often life threatening   

Heroic deeds are those that in the face of adversity

Are battled with devotion and persistency

No matter what the local authorities did to Sarah Ann Gill

Nothing prevented her from following God’s will

Getting persecuted, prosecuted, life threats and burnt in effigy

In their attempts to make certain Methodism can never be.

Lets acknowledge this heroine who braved the hostile past

Liberated Methodism and pioneered that religious freedom be passed   

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There is great celebration in my heart today and this is largely because it is that time of year I get to think of all the women pass and present who have done great things to shape individuals and communities. I was recently introduced to a religion that recognizes the importance of women and their role to educate the young and I fully endorse their belief

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International Day For Women

 

I am woman watch me roar

Numbers have grown, we’re better than before

There are women in all walks of life, some ruling cities

Even have women in charge of countries with no royalties

Regardless to who you are a woman once tended you

Nurtured your ambition, your skills and character too

A woman may be generally weaker in frame but what of
this

There are so many other areas of strength in women that
exists

I am woman, I am strong and invincible

Organizations failed that treated women less than man’s
equal

No job is too big or idea too small

A woman values and considers them all

Ladies refined and ladies with an edge

 

Doesn’t matter the type, they will equally pledge

All they have to ensure their child’s safety

You’ll never find a women to lack such charity

 

Faced with torture , abuse and discrimination

Only women rose above these to be the best in their
Nation

Rose more equipped, to be even stronger

 

Were tested for years but they need be tested no longer

Oh, yes, I’m wise but it’s wisdom born of pain

My brothers still don’t realize what through it all I’ve
gained

Even though I’ve come a long way and garnered great
integrity

Not yet am I completed, the Lord’s not finished with me

 

Please
See This Card Here

 

 

I didn’t even know that some countries treat International Women’s Day as a holiday. I think women should be recognized for the contribution they make especially in a world that treats them as unequally. Even in the most democratic country, the USA, women still have problem being paid equal wages for equal work done. I see women that work harder than they male counterparts earning about 70% of the male’s wages.

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International Women’s Day

 

In our lives they are many Women who

Never gave up striving for Women’s Rights too

They recognize the polarity in the work place

Equality has been a focus but our standards are
disgrace’

Radio host today even featured a man who

Notoriously advocated a stone standard too

Advocating that women should walk behind

Their male spouse to show they are a subordinate kind

I can’t believe that in these modern days

Our males have people who still think these ways

Not even ashamed he spoke of women who should bow

And observe his discriminate exploitation some how

Ladies worked hard and still work hard too

 

Wages are disproportionate for the men’s work they do

Our women have been physically and morally abused

Many have raised our children by standards used

Every positive role by women should be applauded by
society

No celebration here for what they have done for you and
me

So many teachers, nurses, mothers, the lot

 

Do their best to ensure our children are the best we got

And through women, heads in society and professionals
are their way

You must not forget to celebrate International Women’s
Day

 

 

Please
See This Card Here

 

 

Today is World Cancer Day and as my dad commented this morning, with all the sending men to the moon, the internet and cellular phone, you would think that Cancer would be less of a problem. There is much debate on whether the researchers really want to find a cure and then lose the feedbacks they get from the big businesses whose interest is better serve if they always remain a percentage of people ailing.

 

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We Say Cancer Can Be Prevented Too

 

World Cancer Day and what should we say

Eliminate the threat of Cancer through the way

 

So many of us live, indifferent that we

Are exposing ourselves to this threat daily

Yesterday I took him on a precautionary check

 

Couldn’t pin down his ailment, he was not a total wreck

And it was hard to get him to go but I felt the change

No more could he climb our stairs as fast and this was
strange

Cough the doctor said as he probe to investigate

Exhale he said, hold it again, he tapped his knee and
said wait

Results came too quickly we were both unprepared

 

Cancer! What do you mean? I never smoked, never cared

And the doctor asked about his friends and the club

Never did he thought of the side stream from the pub

 

But it was clear when the doctor told him it was there

Exposure every weekend in every year

 

Pointless now it seemed, that he had otherwise lived
healthy

Regular exercise and eating the right things routinely

Except the results said he was now too late

Very many like him neglected and suffered a similar fate

Exercising is important and eating the right stuff too

No excessive alcohol, no smoking and be sure that you

Take the time to have regular checks but with all this

Environs contribute to a great percentage of the cancer
that exists  

Detection early helped him but we learned that for
better protection

 

Take more interest in infections and spend fewer hours
in the sun

Only then can you fight off these threats on you

Once we do this then Cancer Can Be Prevented Too

 

 

 

Living Intelligently From Experience

A Path in the Lives and Experiences of People

as they affect many, taken from

lives past, lives now and lives that will be

 

This poem was an entry under LIFE along with some 34 others in the FCLE (Frank Collymore Literary Endowment contest. FCLEL001


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Mother And Child

Moments alone are harder to
find

Once, just once I wish I
weren’t this confined

The things they boast of in
motherhood

Haven’t thrilled me the
same,  haven’t been as good

Every stage brings new
challenges with constant hyper

Right from the start, the
breast feeding and the dirty diaper

 

Angel at sleep but like Energizer
Bunny when she awakes

No stop to the going and the
noise that she makes

Darling, sweet child, mummy
loves you very much

 

Cares that you are healthy
and happy to get your gentle touch

How fast you’ve grown, so
now baby please

It’s time you listen and
that mummy gets some ease

Learning to walk was a
challenge, now you run all day

Darling, sweet child, please
give mummy, just one moment away!

 

A Happy Birthday Barbados

Posted: November 30, 2009 in Events and Premieres

The Forty Third Independence of Barbados is celebrated on November 30, 2009 having previously attained our Independence from Britain in 1966 on that date. The Rt. Hon. Errol Walton Barrow was the then Prime Minister and is considered the father of Independence in Barbados for the pivotal role he played in achieving this milestone in the island’s history. To honor “Dipper” Barbados has made him a national hero, named a park after him, a roundabout, put his face on the $50 bill, erected a statue of him in Independence Square and recently named the Creative Arms building at the University after him. We can scarcely celebrate Independence Day with out thinking of Dipper. But for many reasons this island is great and for this I say Happy Birthday!

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A Happy Birthday Barbados

 

After some forty three
years

Hoorays and celebrative
cheers

Alternate Governments with
a changing head

Proletariats and
aristocrats who were peacefully led   

Proudly we can rise before
other nations to stand and say

Yes we thrived
independently and we are better off today

Bajans rehearse your chorus
and strike up your song 

In plenty sing, and in time
of need when this fair land was young

Rejoice my brothers and
sisters it’s a festive day

There’s much delight past
and present that in a big way

Has made life in the island
a paradise

Days of novel wonders and
nights just as nice

An area symbolized by the
flag with blue sea,
golden sands and blue sky

You can go to interesting
attractions that catch the eye

Beautiful people and places,
with scrumptious things to eat

An anthem that’s with
emphatic pride sung by even the man in the street

Refrains in Calypsos for
national concerns and social commentary 

Bajans’ greatness reflected
in our Pride and Industry

And recently all the world celebrated
our son and daughter too

Doing their best in
entertaining and on their World Athletics debut

Our Island
presents many chances for the success of all of us

So in appreciation I want
to extend the wish for
A
Happy Birthday Barbados!

 

 

Look again

 

Same poem new
Acrostic highlighted

 

A Happy Birthday Barbados!

Forty Third Independence

 

AFter some forty three years

Hoorays and celebrative cheers

Alternate Governments with a changing head

Proletariats and aristocrats who were peacefully led   

Proudly we can rise before other nations to stand and say

Yes we Thrived independently and we are better off today

Bajans rehearse your chorus and strike up your song 

In plenty sing, and in time of need when this fair land was young

Rejoice my brothers and sisters it’s a festive day

There’s much delight past and present that in a big way

Has made life
In the island a paradise

Days of novel
wo
nders and nights just as nice

An area
symbolize
d by the flag with blue sea, golden
sands and blue sky

You can go to
inter
esting attractions that catch the eye

Beautiful
people and
places, with scrumptious things to eat

An anthem
that’s with
emphatic pride sung by even the man in
the street

Refrains in
Calypsos for
national concerns and social
commentary 

Bajans’
greatness reflecte
d in our Pride and Industry

And recently
all the world c
elebrated our son and daughter too

Doing their
best in entertaini
ng and on their World Athletics debut

Our Island presents many chances
for the success of all of us

So in
appreciation I want to ext
end the wish for A Happy Birthday Barbados!

 

The Culture We Need

Posted: November 27, 2009 in Events and Premieres

To all our American friends Happy Thanksgiving! To all others, Happy Thanks giving too!. It is only now I realize that although I had posted these sentiments to friends I didn’t put them up on the website. I now share them with you, not on the day but in time for the weekend and still the Thanksgiving season.

Americans are today celebrating Thanksgiving and I thought that I would too. I watch how we have managed to import many of their cultural habits with music, dress and bling bling. Recently I’ve seen the increase in significance of Halloween here. Wow!

This cultural penetration can stick really deep, yet the one thing that is most admirable in their celebrations is ignored here, Thanksgiving. Even with the lost of its Christian roots, it is still very good to see the importance with which families value reunions and the opportunity to give thanks. I embrace this chance to give thanks too.

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The Culture We Need

 

Thanksgiving brings families near

Hustling to be together to share

Embraces and meals but mostly

Coming together to express freely

Uttermost thanks to God above

Lots of thanks with lots of love

This example should be copied by other countries

USA set a standard that should get lots of facsimiles

Reproductions of people who every year

Eagerly rush home cause their family will be there

With gifts they will show up, with prayers and wishes

Every pumpkin pudding, baked turkey and the casserole
dishes

Nations will be well served to take a bite from this
plate

Every country willing to imitate

Emulate the family first attitude and harmonious living

Do this and the whole world can be celebrating this
Thanksgiving

 

 

This Thanksgiving Day there are many things on my list to be thankful for. In fact, I anticipated this and started giving thanks with each morning I awake. Still, my list is unending and I must continue to give God thanks for all those things He has done, the things He is doing and the things He promises to do. I give Him thanks for me and for all the glory He rains down on my family and friends.

 

Happy Thanksgiving Day

 

How magnificent is the Lord Almighty

And forgiving His glory

Padre Nuestros en Los Cieolos above

Praises we give you with our undying love

Your hand has guided us yet another year

Today with families we gather and share

Hours of joy over a specially prepared meal

And give thanks for all the things we feel

No worries will overcome us today

Kneeling together and to you, pray

Sorrows we forget as you descend

Give us your blessings and our problems mend

It’s great Lord to give you thanks for family

Very great for friends, our jobs, health and opportunity

I know Lord some will gave you thanks for their Governments

National Organizations, Churches and resolved arguments

God our thanks is as varied as you have made us all

Diverse as the snow flakes on the winter snowfall

And still one thing is possible, where ever we may stay

You God make it possible to have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

 

 

Domestic Violence – SAVE

Posted: November 25, 2009 in Events and Premieres

Today is the world acknowledges awareness of Domestic Violence. Too often people are trapped in relationship because they have little confidence in making it on their own. They sometimes stay because of children or some other compelling reason. What ever the reason, we are becoming more and more aware that things will seldom if ever change for the better but almost always get worse. There are greater odds that your once “Love” will turn on you and may cause you permanent harm or your life. And if this doesn’t happen, the kids that you are protecting can themselves become neurotic, sadistic or masochistic or themselves beaters. Our actions today will affect the future of tomorrow.

 

 

Domestic Violence – SAVE

 

Didn’t work back then, doesn’t work now

One violent act soon follows another, so raise your brow

Make your decision, it cannot be

Every sign says this is approaching cruelty

So decide now, get help, don’t ignore

The signs many like you did before

It seems early I know, but better be early than late

Cause you were meant to be loved and not to berate

Violence is a close cousin of the supposed harmless smack

It disguises in the outskirts until you turn your back

Once you commit to stay after an abusive episode

Life changes for you and you lower your moral code

Eventually tolerant to the physical and the emotional too

No one seems to understand what you are going through

Come now, SAVE yourself, we have others who have been there

Emotional and physical abuse will only lead to very traumatic despair

——————

Suffer no more from domestic tyranny

A life of physical abuse and emotional cruelty

Violence only abides where love does not

Early mending is needed when the first tear is caught

 

 

Survivor

Posted: November 11, 2009 in Events and Premieres

Let us salute all those veterans throughout the world. Let us pay close attention to bettering the life of all of them remembering what they did to make us who we are today. But as we remember them let us not forget the surviving veteran from World War I, Mr. Frank Woodruff Buckles. I salute his longevity and recognize the problem that we have just to go across the street to buy some bread yet he has survived a century and more.

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Survivor

 

Served from Aug 14, 1917 in World War 1

US Army received him with others but all others are gone

Remember all who fought and remember him too

Value Frank Woodruff Buckles who served for me and you

Incredible that this 108 years old is the only to
survive

Valor has any man who after a century on this earth is
still alive

Our Wars and weather, riots and crime

Remember friends all our veterans and Frank Buckles at
this time