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Reflection – Death

Posted: November 10, 2010 in Facebook

I want to reflect on death for a moment. The fact is that although the body passes on there are certain things of individuals that will stay with us. These may be simple things like the way they open a can, or sat in a specific chair. Sometimes they leave with us methods that we use all of our lives, like recipes or how to bring the car in the garage. When a person dies simple but very important things live on.

 

Reflection

 

Remember
me when I am gone

Even
though my body left my spirit lives on

Forget the
trivial, they can pass away

Let the
more precious memories we shared stay

Encourage
the thought that a part of me remained

Carry on
the models I casted and the methods I trained

The steps where
I cut paths to be followed

I tried to
build you foundations and never wallowed

On my laurels
because the examples I wanted to set

Now that I’ve
gone these parts of me you must never forget

 

 

 

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Don’t Want Another Man

Posted: November 3, 2010 in Facebook, In the News

I read a post from one of the facebook friends and she was great. She expressed the worst beating ever. I was very impressed with it and moved to write the following acrostic.

 

Don’t Want Another Man

 

Domestic
violence would take a back seat

On the viciousness
I experienced at his feet

Never were
there blows so fast and furious

There is
no reason why they do this to us

 

We always
stepped aside to dodged their blows

All their
fury and gust and  who knows

Not once
having done a deserving deed

To be so
brutally battered like a herd in stampede

 

And then a
blow that out my lights

No blow
like this even in the worse of fights

One blow
again and the water out

The tears were
flowing but that was the only water about

He cut my
communication, stopped my calls

Even
destroyed the buildings, their roofs and walls

Ruins
though not as bad as from Katrina, Ivan, David and Gilbert

 

More
brutal siblings that wreaked havoc and cause greater hurt

And so I hope
Tomas was last of Mother Nature’s plan

No more
for me Barbados,
I Don’t
Want Another Man

 

 

 

 


The One The Leader Our Friend

Posted: October 28, 2010 in Facebook, Tributes

Thanks to Kim from facebook I was moved to write again about our Prime Minister, The One, The leader, Our friend. I will be first to apologize if my writing becomes repetitious but I am feeling the same remorse and the tears do not change nor does he. My words flow like tear drops and wet the page to form the acrostic poems.

 

The One The Leader Our Friend

 

The
country mourns I feel its pain

Honorable
David Thompson shall never smile again

Every one
in my home is sorrowful and cries

 

Openly, we
never had chance to say our good-byes

Never took
the time to remind him that we feel

Especially
bless because he was at the wheel

 

This ship
was sinking but he was plugging the holes

He mended so
much in two years when he assumed his roles

Enjoyed
serving the people and always he

 

Laughed
away the trivial and focused on duty

Encourage
those around him to do the same

Always he
lead to help and not for glory and fame

Didn’t
stray from his promises but may practically delay

Execution
until he thought we had reached a more suitable day

Remembering
our Prime Minister I close my eyes and see

 

One
special leader with astute ability

Unique
design and unmatched protocol

Remembering
our Prime Minister I admire his recall

 

Friend to
all and would turn away none

Rose to
each challenge and worked until it was done

I was privileged
to call the Prime Minister my buddy

Ever since
our Alma Mater and we continued faithfully

Nothing in
life separated him from loyalty and although life may end  

Death
shall not separate us from The One, The Leader, Our Friend.

 

 

 

The Healing Has Begun

Posted: October 25, 2010 in Facebook, Tributes

Thanks to a facebook friend we got to learn  what the service was like as the celebrated the life of our Prime Minister. The turn out was great but hat is most remarkable is that the well wishers are not daunted by the out come of their prayers but see that God is in charge.

 

The Healing Has Begun

 

Thousands
perhaps came to the Hard Courts at Gall Hill

Had
planned to be well wishers, the PM was ill

Except the
radio played solemn music, the nation cried

 

Had
declared a few days earlier the PM had died

Ecumenical
gathering to celebrate his life

All his
colleagues present, his family, children and wife

Life
although snatched away while still young

In a short
time he was great, so we celebrated as we sung

Numerous
hymns like “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”

Got
encouragement to walk the straight and narrow

 

How great
to hear “It Is Well With My Soul”

A hymn of
great solace to give God His control

Sung
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “How great Thou Art”

 

Bellowed
“How Great Is Our God” from the very start

Everyone
was comforted as Sen. Rev. David Durant confirmed

God Is In
Charged and the PM’s salvation was reaffirmed

Under a solemn
occasion but angels seemed to be everywhere

Now I know
Joy was correct when she said “Real love will be there.”

 

 

 




For Wile E Coyote

Posted: October 19, 2010 in Facebook

On of thefriends on face book cast me back into my cartoon days with a thought ofwhether Wile E Coyote ever taste Road Runner. I think he is yet to but it mightsoon happen after the road runner got to be getting slow, he was running sinceI was very young

 

For Wile E Coyote

 

Finger licking good I hear

One bird fried but you must prepare

Road Runners are fast and can out think you

 

When yah ready to catch them here’s what to do

In a tunnel with only one escape route

Lower some seeds and be sure it can’t get out

Ease up in the dark and grab it

 

Every one knows dah ‘aint nah Road Runner, dah is a bear dim-wit 

 

Careful, too many explosives they splatter when they die

One stick only of dynamite, can’t escape even if dey cud fly

Yah must be careful it ‘aint a dud so check it carefully

Oh no don’t light it.. KABOOM! You blundering Coyote 

This ‘aint fah you, you better seriously child

Eat veggies, fruits and berries from out in the wild

 

 

 


Love Medicine Miracles

Posted: October 15, 2010 in Facebook, In the News, Living With

There isno greater healer than our Lord and God and when the medical fraternityunderstands this their potential to heal is even greater. I was reassured whenmy doctor once suggested that I pray at a time when all else was in thebalance. I am happy to be here today to report that crisis is no longer animmediate threat. He is the physician who now has most of my trust of allearthly men. For the real serious stuff I consult the greatest of allphysicians. With His Love He direct all others with the Medicine to make hisMiracles our reality.

 

Love Medicine Miracles

 

Lord our
God you are to us

Our
strength and salvation and thus

Vulnerable
times we turn even more to you

Earnestly
pray and know our prayers will come through

 

My God, my
savior, my Father and friend

Every day
I’ll pray to you and on you I’ll depend

Disease
may trouble the body but need never touch the soul

If in you I
trust and have faith and give you control

Caring God
you gave us the freedom of choice

In times
you hear us even before we can voice

Needs,
desires, wants, wishes and prayers

Every
choice we made you’ve been there over the years

 

My friend
chose a path from a very young boy

In front
to lead and our dragons destroy

Raised his
hand for justice and served your will

And now
his steps are slowed his body is ill

Come to
his rescue Lord his choice was a difficult one

Lord he
understood what was required and as his office begun

Ecumenical
services he held that you could direct his way

So Lord be
his strength and salvation, heal him today

 

 

 

 


Never a “t”uncrossed nor an “i” not dotted. Our Prime Minister has always kept a watchfuleye on things that will affect those in his care. When he said close friend andconfidant I am very clear what he means. His is a true friend and has alwaysbeen a confidant.

 

       Dear Loving People of St John

 

Did you read his letter, did you feel like me

Engrossed in his manner, wrapped in his sincerity

And did you fall to your knees to pray

Right away asking the Lord to cleanse him, today

 

Looking back it was since ’87 that he represented St John

Over 23 years shared drinks, jokes, visit homes, churches and took on  

Very many roles and still had time to relax

In the parish with his constituents who he enjoyed the max

Not enough to just speak through his addresses to the country

Got too strong a bond from face to face visits in his constituency

 

Personalize letter he hoped would better suffice

Even though page limitations forced him to be concise

On hard courts at Gall Hill, on the streets of Cherry Grove

Places like Society, Venture, Edgehill and where he drove

Like Massiah Street, Mount Tabor and Wilson Hill

Eagerly he hope to do it all over again and pray it’s God’s will

 

Our PM promised St John “I am yours and you are mine”

Faithfully selecting deputies to continue his design

 

St JohnBe comforted in the knowledge that” in his difficulty

This experience has brought him much closer to the Almighty

Join together and continue your prayers for God has smiled

One day He will “bless …every family of St John; each and every child

He remains not just our caring Prime Minister to the very end

No, he is our dedicated representative, confidant and true friend.

 

 

 


Psalms 23
is a very familiar one to most. We all learned it at school or at church
reciting it regularly until we committed it to memory. I was careful not to say
knew it by heart because I am one of those kids that never really understood
what I was saying.

 

The LORD Is Our Shepherd

 

That means
He watches over me and you

He watches
over everyone, our Prime Minister too

Everything
can be ours, we lack for naught

 

Lays His
abundance before us as the Word has thought

On
righteous paths He leads us for His name sake

Restores
our souls from what stress and illness make

Danger
lurks in the shadows that we may walk

 

In these
valleys we fear no evil, no rumor talk

Staff and
rod are there LORD to comfort us all

 

On you
LORD we wait because you come when we call

Under
weakened times as he lays his head

Rumors of
the Prime Minister take root and start to spread

 

Such
dangerous words devised to impede those who pray

Has no
effect because such weapons forged will wither away

Enemies
abound but in their presence you Lord faithfully

Prepare a
place of solace for those who live righteously

His head
you have anointed Father and his cup runs over

Every day
you’ll bless our PM until clearing the cancer

Rid of its
threat and benefiting from God’s goodness and mercy

Dwelling
in the house of the LORD for all eternity

 

 

 

Today I amassured that my old school friend and Prime Minister is comforted know that theLord is there by his side to guide him through this very dark time.  We do not know how the Lord does the things hedoes, it is beyond our understanding but we can have faith that what ever Hedoes is best done. 

 

One Set Of Footprints In The Sands

 

Our Father my friend promised faithfully

Not to stray from your path and you would loyally

Escort him through life’s troubles and fears

 

So he can lead his people for many years

Every turn he took I can see in the sands

That you walked side by side and guided with your hands

 

On this path he walks it’s the most difficult he has been

For this time the troubles are personal and deep within

 

Father you had promised to always stay

On the path with him and never walk away

Only it is disturbing what I see

There is only one set of footprints behind my old school buddy

Prime Minister of Barbados now wants you more

Return to him Father where you were before

I feel you walk with me everyday

Now walk too with my Prime Minister, all the way

This is the time he needs you the most

So Father please go to my friend and draw close

 

I don’t understand why you left him when he needs you near

Not when you promised him to always be there

 

Tell me Father what would make you go away

He is a generous, unselfish leader who prays every day

Even when he was most busy he followed you

 

Shared his revelations with close friends he knew

And so Father why, why are you not by his side too  

No, no my child, you don’t understand the thing I do

Don’t be troubled my child, the Prime Minister understands

See now I carry him there’s only One Set Of Footprints In The Sands

 

 

 


They werenot mere fleeting words but words of reassurance to His most faithful, to hisstrongest believers. Yet even as He spoke with them there were still questions thatshowed their uncertainties. We understand why you then are uncertain, you didn’twitness the miracle they did and still hd doubts. But friend some choices areclear, do nothing and get nothing or do something and open the possibility thatthe Father can help.

John141:14

If yeshall ask any thing in my name, I will do it

 

 

Ask Any Thing In My Name I Will Do It

 

And Let
not your heart be troubled: ye

Should
believe in God and believe also in me

Kingdom of
my Father has many mansions, one will be thine

 

And when I
go and prepare it for you, I’ll return that you’ll find

No place
you go I wouldn’t be there

You can
call on me any time, any where

 

Then He
said He is “the way, the truth, and the life”

He is God’s
mediator to man or woman even as husband and wife

If those
that were with Him were filled with doubt

Notice Thomas
and Philip questioned Him  to check
things out

Got ye no
faith after this time we had spent

 

In such
close togetherness and all the places we went

Nothing He
had done wasn’t done in the Father’s name

 

Me and the
Father are as good as one and the same

Yet
mankind has remained troubled in their work today

 

Notice how
many doubt yet kneel to pray

Ask any
thing in my name I will do it

Make your
requests to the Lord and then fully commit

Every trouble
you take to Him you can feel

 

It will be
made right just give Jesus the wheel

 

When you
prayer have faith that something will be done

If you
will trust in the Father then you have already won

Let not
your heart be troubled believe in He

Live in
faith, obedience and live righteously

 

Did you
pray that the Father heal our Prime Minister

Once you
had done your part sat back and encouraged no other

 

If you
want to help friends then to others admit

That Jesus
said “Ask any thing in my name, I will do it