Warm Summer Days

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Submitted: August 26, 2018

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Warm summer days spent with family and friends

Sitting round the barbeque

Meat is grilling, beer is chilling

Lots of different food to munch on

Bob Marley & Chronixx fill the air with reggae tunes

They come to celebrate his birthday

From near, from far

All primarily immigrants from Trinidad

Or some other West Indian island in the Caribbean

They love their rum

As we sipped the first glass of home-made rum punch

I closed my eyes

And for a split second

With the warm breeze in my hair and sun on my face

I felt as if I had been transported in time

And that I was actually sitting in the hammock in Mayaro

I then opened my eyes and I'm in the middle of a concrete jungle

A variety of bottles of alcohol litter the table, so many options

And the selection is quickly growing as more guests arrive

The kids are amusing themselves with water toys

One is learning to ride a larger bike

The other blowing bubbles

There's a card game going on

There's a domino's match happening 

Every so often there's a faint smell

Of weed burning somewhere in the hood

There is pockets of people mixing and mingling

Sharing conversation

But all connected to the man we came to celebrate

An Uncle, but only outta respect

It's been years since we last saw each other

So much has happened in between those visits

It's so nice to reconnect and now be a part of the family

And to be invited to the birthday barbeque

Happy Birthday Uncle J!

 


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