beauty

BUSH WOMAN

Don’t ask me why but I can tell a lie
I choose not to because it’s easier to fry
It’s simpler to pound the yams and fix the mound
Than mend the frown that takes fed-up men to the ground

No space for pancakes on my face
No time to spend gazing at who I am
I can’t go peeling off the glow he gave as skin
And claim I do Him service by looking now like a rainbow

No need for claws on my fingers
To do engravings like witch Samadora
But sure I can rub him smooth and soft
And free the hands that cuddle nature

No need for extensions on my crown
Well you sure know I’ve a forest to my own
It’s thick and heavy and yes is bliss
It’s gold to those who know what it’s worth

That loin that goes far beyond, it’s bliss
I can run and skip in it, yes, even blink to let in the seed
I can take it turns and never let him beg
I can carry and let the seed blossom, it’s my joy to do it, to see us many

I don’t think you need to see the lines up and back
Even if he wants, he’ll sure not see it so
I’m all covered and yes, I’m glad I am
Whether I stay at home, my office or the farm

I don’t think I need to squirch on 6 inches heels
Do I really need to sign a blank cheque for such a sprain?
Well, maybe my floor has no tiles or cement though I walk bare
And maybe I don’t need those to stand tall and face him square

It’s good, no offense, it’s good to look good
It’s bad to say you’ll fix you cuz He who made you made you wrong
It’s right to go clean or high and no one says oth
It’s bad to say you know it all when someone isn’t you
It’s good to go buzzy and trendy and chick
It’s mean and shallow to think that’s all there is to life

No need to look like a borrowed maze
Where you find yourself looking for yourself
Oh You took yourself to and lost yourself in that maze
For fear you’d be called a bush woman

But hey, a bush woman I’m proud to be
I’m not swinging high or rotting low
I’m simply who and what He made; I glow
More than anything in the world, I’m proud to be me.

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HAZEL FOR APRIL

The year keeps winding, and four it is we are.

Eight more months to go, and lo, we think it’s far.

It’s time to push the garbage out, and send the luggage in;

It’s time to send the sluggard out, and make success our kin.

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UNCOVERED: WHERE THE CARIBBEAN MEETS THE ATLANTIC

Life is made up of contrasts and several ones though. Though most in life are unpleasant, there lies a beautifully woven piece of nature somewhere in an island called Eleuthera. Eleuthera hosts the famous Glass Window bridge linking North and South Eleuthera, and beneath that bridge – the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean commune.

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Aerial view, crdt: Viralnova

For centuries, a natural stone bridge connected north and south Eleuthera, but several hurricanes since the 1940s have washed away the natural bridge, letting in to settle a concrete replacement.

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Crdt: Bahamas.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sight is awesome, the aquamarine Caribbean connecting with the dark blue-green Atlantic at the thinnest part of the island. Unity in diversity, the two oceans connect without mixing, right under the Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera.

Eleuthera Island was founded in 1648, and is birthplace of the Bahamas. Eleuthera, meaning “free” or “freedom”, in Greek, is named from the Greek word “Eleutheros” or “Eleuther”.

"Narrowest earthly place"

“Narrowest earthly place”

The Island is fascinatingly around one and a half to two miles, making one always close to the beach. In this fabulous island lies the “narrowest place on earth”, the famed Glass Window Bridge, where the distance from one side of the Island to the other is less than 100 feet.

A must-visit for a lifetime!

 

DESIDERATA (1)

desiDesiderata is the famous poem written by Max Ehrmann meaning “things that are desired.” It urges people to see the beauty and troubles of the world through wise, hopeful and compassionate eyes. The Desiderata poem has touched countless people since it was written in 1927, including me, and hopefully, YOU.

 

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

And remember what peace there may be in silence.

 

As far as possible, without surrender

Be on good terms with all persons

Speak your truth quietly and clearly,

And listen to others, even the dull and ignorant;

They too have their story.

 

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;

For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your career, however humble;

It is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

 

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

For the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

Many persons strive for high ideals;

And everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign attention.

Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

It is as perennial as the grass.

Max Ehrmann (1927)