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Goodbye Mummy

                                           My beautiful Mum left this earth on April 4th. 2019, two days after celebrating her 100th. birthday. I am convinced that she held on with every fibre of her being to attain this milestone […]

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Imela

  I learned a new word and I love it. It is the way to say ‘thank you’ in the Nigerian Igbo language. The word is ‘Imela’… it is beautiful. It all started when I kept hearing snippets of a song of praise on a local Catholic tv station where this word and other foreign ones […]

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Nature’s Music by trinimade and Willowdown

Listen to the music all around you: you’ll hear it in the softly blowing breeze, in the song of birds chirping so gaily, at play within the rustle of the trees. Hear the sound of rain that pitter patters, The rolling thunder that roars through the sky, You can almost hear the parched earth as […]

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Fifty Six Years Have Gone

On August thirty first , nineteen sixty Two, our islands gained their independence; How proud we were it gave us such a sense Of pride, people of this twin island state. We now enjoyed a new found liberty; Our cup was full but then so was our plate. Fifty six years have passed and now […]

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Earthquake by trinimade and Willowdown

The recent 6.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked my island home brought this one to mind. From deep inside the belly of the earth She explodes, shaking the ground and all its Inhabitants for miles around. Buildings Fall before her, giant trees bend low, some Break: the ocean at times answers her call And swells until […]

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A Very Special Day

So my beautiful Mum turned 99 on April 02nd… she is one special woman, in every sense of the word. As she does every year, she said she wanted no fuss to be made. ‘Those who have always come, and are able to come, will come,’ she said… end of story. So we gathered to […]

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We Are Family

We last saw my cousin Yvonne and her husband Tage when they visited us in 2004-2005. We had spent several weeks, including Christmas and the New Year together before they headed off to our sister isle Tobago for a couple of days before returning to their home in Denmark. In the ensuing years we experienced […]

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For Willow

I wrote this in time for the Second birthday since you went away But could not bring myself to post it. The void you left is still there, Though I know you must be busy Painting murals in the sky, All the colors of creation at your disposal. Still I could not let the day […]

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Day and Night by Willowdown and trinimade

Day and Night you are my sight, Star that never sets, Sun of Beauty, Moon of Delight, I am always in your debt owing you the gift of life the power of vision and speech. Star that burns within my breast so near, yet out of reach, could I but touch the naked flame could […]

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How Do We Dance

Do we dance to the beat of our own drum, Do we move in time to the music  in Our heads, or to what is in our hearts, for Oftimes they are not the same. It’s good to Recognize the rhythms of our being And to be true to them, but sometimes we May want […]