Peeling The Onion

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 16, 2018

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There's something I must do

It will require me to tear back a few layers

And totally reveal what's calling me

I've been afraid of taking a big leap

Actually I don't think I was really afraid

But more so waiting for that 'perfect opportunity'

It was pre-planned & then life got in the way

My hand was forced & I came out a winner

But the trade-off was not being able to be in Trinidad & Tobago

From January to March while you all have winter here

My hand was forced, there was no recourse only a new direction

The Universe has a way of re-directing our lives

To ensure we stay on course

This was one of those 'redirections' no doubt

I'm side tracked but not out of the race, I'll find a way

I choose life & living sporadically in Trinidad & Tobago is where I want to be

Where life is precious and working is an option, not a necessity

A place where you can drink the fresh rain water

Eat from a selection of fruits & vegetables that are all locally grown

Enjoy the doubles from a street vendor

Try the Caribbean version of KFC

Roam the market and imagine what the life of a hustler feels like

Smile at everyone ... feel the heat ... move to the beat

Stop for a cold one ... in the heat it's a welcome relief

It curbs the thirst until there's fresh water at home

I've just gathered everything I need to make dinner & dessert

It's 6:20 am and the rest of the world is still asleep

Quickly the flour & sugar are out

It's time to get mixing and blending and rolling you see

Because today we're making sweet bread, roti and stewed chicken you see

That's a perfect way ... spending the day in the kitchen

Using my gifts to ensure everyone is well fed & nourished

That's where I long to be


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