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Celebrating The One Hundred Mark

Posted: September 4, 2009 in Politics, Tenderly

I propose that we do something special for our centenarians and in doing so they may do something special for us. Why can’t we treat them for the rest of their lives to the things that they are used to, free of charge, and may even get those things that they need and weren’t getting. During their last year, we can document as much of their life as we can without stressing them. All the information should we well documented and presented for public access. 

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Celebrating The One Hundred Mark

 

Cricketers when they reach a century

Elevate their bats to express their personal victory

Loud applause from their adoring fans

Even those of their competitors clap their hands

Bronze medal but it was at the Olympics

Ran a historical 100m and gave some fast men licks

And for years Bajans screamed Obadele

The wealthiest man here even gey land tah he

It was only recently that Ryan Brathwaite immerged

New hurdler against the world’s fastest converged

Gold medal he won in the 100 and 10

The island jumped fah joy, all able bodied women and men

How they all prepared, some for at least 10 years

Exercise and diet amidst people’s encouraging cheers

Overcoming the obstacles that were in their way

Never giving up, pressing on each day

Equaled to the task, they always knew

Hundreds were attainable if in diligence they continue

Under good preparation they walked out to the pitch – or
track

Never questioning their abilities, never once looking
back

Did their best and today we celebrate

Rare performances by these Craftsmen of our fate

Except, what about our regal few, who after 100 years of
toil

Daughters of this Island,
sons of the soil

Managed to outrun the clock and out jump time

Are they not entitled to more of the sublime?

Registered for luxury till the end of their life

Kept free of needs, live their way and end all their
strife

 

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In his newspaper column, Peter wrote of the conflict on the island between Henry who works with the Governing party and the newspaper journalist Martindale, who writes for the paper that has demonstrated a slant against the ruling party.  Then I learnt of Peter’s concept of the elephants and the ants. Well, I know that like the Chinese believe, all large accomplishments and feat start with small steps. Remember, “Everyone knows an ant can’t!

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When Elephants Rumble The Ants….

 

 

While it is true that size can be

Horrifying to small folk like me

Even cause us to tighten our lips

Never speak untimely or have verbal slips

Edgy that our slightest mishap

Lowers the might of the giants’ slap

Earth tremors to hurl us far away

Propel us to eternal damnation one day

How scary it is to walk on thin ice 

A life of submission and compromise

No opinions and making distance safe sanctuary

This is not living in harmony

So for fear of eradication one day

Rebels got together and now portray

Unity in numbers that can defeat

Muguffies, what ever size their stomp or feet  

Bajan politicians are the elephants and voters  ants

Like the army ants in the jungle, will scream their war
chants

Encouraged in numbers they’ll attack anybody

They devour, defeat, destroy and disembody

How hard it must be for a giant who is on the trail

Ensnared by the lowly ant who screams his tale  

And gets the attention of the masses who quickly
converge

Never denying the propensity to devastate, to satisfy
their urge

This world has mixed advantages with unpredictable feat

Sometimes “When Elephants Rumble, The Ants meet

 

 

 

Wha Dey Saying

Posted: August 25, 2009 in In the News, Politics

Did I hear it correctly? I can’t believe my ears. Government Minister is now publicly announcing that me must leave our home accessible to Inspectors who will visit our home from time to time. The target was wall houses with guard walls and wrought iron gates, fitted with padlocks.  If I can be sarcastic, this is GREAT! The neighborhood thieves must be celebrating at this decision.

 

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Wha Dey Saying?

 

We have no right to lock up tight?

Have yah houses open that inspectors might

At occasions come in to inspect your property

Did dey evah consider wha dah ‘gun mean to we security?

Eff I got to keep padlocks off my gate

Yah know I leffin’ my dog upfront ‘til late

Staying in my patio ‘til I get back

Any inspector who dares come in, ‘gun get attack

You just hear the Minister on the TV?

Inviting people to let down their security

Not me, I live where thieves see that as an invitation
to come in

Government Requesting Every
Asinine Thief to start stealing