Ah!! Tobago Sweet

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By Rudwaan Lumumba 

Earth welcomes the morning sun

cocks crow, sleep done

blood flows, manhoods at attention

whole Island rises as one

a new day begun

children off to school, maids come

calypso music blasting from roadside props

roti shops prep, farmers tend to crops

noonday heat meets hungry bellies eat

a seaside bath is the main treat

everybody wet with sweat

but all you see is bright smiles and teet

‘good-day everybody’ is the daily greet

to everybody we meet

to the not so fortunate we sharing mango meat

this is Tobago life oh how sweet

the day slowly crawls to a slow stop

daily danglers with thumbs up looking for drop

families called to sup brush teet wash up

children to homework TV news for grown-ups

bedside prayers for all as night creatures echoes their call

before head hits the sheets


ah!! Tobago life how sweet

Rudwaan © 2015


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