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The Fog

Take the house,
and the land on which it sits.
Nip the car in the drowsy driveway.
Seduce the overfed bank accounts,
and fill your pockets with the useless jewellery buried in the safe.

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Slow down
and let your breath savour
these few remaining pockets
of pristine air
before they become too bitter
and murky to inhale.

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The Pursuit

How much stuff must one accumulate
in pursuit of fulfilment
before the quest leads to emptiness;

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Because tomorrow is now
take a bit more time and inhale daylight.
Soak up the sun;

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So Long

I know you’re gone
But I still hear your laughter ringing off the walls.
I feel you intently
as your fresh, hearty giggles stop by for a light breakfast.
I still remember

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The older I get #2

The older I get
the more I relish the quiet tranquillity of my own company.
I reflect more on life’s simple gifts, like beautiful unexpected smiles,
vivid flowers sprouting wild through cracks in the road;

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The Lighthouse

When closeness
no longer terrifies friendship
and opportunities are seen
to open doors to fresh opportunities,
yet you still find you’re losing your way, take a look toward the lighthouse.

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It’s podcast time! Listen to their latest episode with H.E. Dr Kevin Isaac – ‘verbal photography’ poet & High Commissioner for St Kitts & Nevis.

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Time Travels

Time travels light and sometimes, it does not look back. Did you pack an overnight bag or a suitcase, did you take a favourite suit or

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The older I get

The older I get the richer and more fulfilled life becomes.I can see more clearly the people and things that matter most. I finally…

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Send in the clowns

Send in the clowns so that mine is not the only serious face painted with transient smiles and feigning happiness to entertain the crowds. Send…

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Daffodils for Mother

You held me high, soothed my caresand carried me effortlessly across life’s thresholds. You teased confidence into my baby steps.When the bumps popped up along

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Hugs for my sons

  I hug my sons to reassure them that men can feel deeply and that they should never fear their emotions.  I hug my sons

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Tis the Season

Dust off Auld Lang Syne hang some carols on the tree and dress it in colourful baubles of lights. Gather up fresh dreams and old

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Before you go

Before you gobow your head in quiet prayerand listen for the choruses of whispered anguish screaming for your attention.  Before you gospare a thought for

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The Path

Has life ever found you so flummoxed with regretsand dyspeptic with doubtsthat you feel overwhelmed, almost lost…Do you second-guess yourself, ever so often,and question the

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Close to home

Another name…Another announcement.More grub for curious, careless whispers. But this one is not a cold, indifferent statistic;no longer an impersonal, invisible war.It has now claimed familiar

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Time Poem

Extra time

Always thought there’d be time to drink mocktails over stories and share hearty laughs. Time to sit in the shade of coconut trees and sip

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Often, the loud chatter of silence soothes me.

I came to know
You never fully understand the power of silence

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This is the life

Point me to a robust lonely tree with shade for company; then pour me words.Toss in a cool wind seasoned with memories of good

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Take me there

There is a sense of attachment and belonging one feels in the Caribbean. Being separated always seems to generate that sense of nostalgia. Hence, ‘take me there’ is a nod to some of the special memories of island life.

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Magic bench

Life is filled with magical moments that take your breath away. Magic can happen anywhere, anytime. The key is not to close your eyes to the magic.

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Those good old days

I recall in vivid living colour the gentle, careful swooshes of sea breezes singing conch shell sounds to cupped ears.

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Remember when

We are our memories. They accompany us, comfort and propel us, even help to define our tomorrow. I want to remember my memories, good or bad.

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Rise Again

It is comforting to witness the power of the human spirit to overcome even the seemingly greatest of challenges and to rise again and again.

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Dreams by daylight

Have you ever held love’s soft hands at dawn, and strolled along the Champs Elysees;
an alluring sunlight touching your face and a moist

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Goodbye is invariably a part of life. However, in these last several months, it has been ever-present, testing us all in so many ways.

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My Soul

My Soul

My soul
has found a partner,
who hoists my dreams onto pedestals,
extinguishes fears, and steers me clear of shadows.

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L’amour gênant

Love isolates and binds; it is fleeting yet eternal.
It births memorable moments and conjoins unfamiliar hearts
to let them soar.

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I hate to pretend

I hate to pretend;
Lounge effortlessly on my eyelids
to nourish my imagination.
ramshackle scaffolds erected around my brittle soul

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New Normal

I will miss the old normal, normal;
I might even learn to cuddle this new normal, normal – 
Where people value connections; long for conversations;

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