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island in the sun


My island in the sun
Where my birthright belongs
My ancestors sail from far
... And there I was born

They came from India
Across the oceans
Work in the cane fields
And the plantation

Bring their curry spices 
And Indian recipes to cook 
Play their drum and dhantal
Sing and dance after work

Cooking roti on a tawa
Curry baigan and aloo
Dhal, rice and kuchela
Bara and channa too

How far Trinidad has come today
Together we aspire, together we achieve"
A small power in the world
With oil wealth up its sleeve 

Free educations for 
Every boy and girl
Mix with different races 
From around the world

lord kitchener
The mighty sparrow
Brian Lara 
And sundar popo 

Going for a river lime
Cooking on the rock
Drinking we beer 
And eating curry duck 

The Beautiful beaches 
Walking on the sands
Singing calypsos 
Beating steel pans

La Brea pitch lake
Natural gas and petroleum 
Sugar cane and molasses
Old oak and puncheon rum

Aloo choka, fried Plantain
Bel air bar be que 
Bake and shark
And curry manicou

Princess town to san Fernando
Barrackpore to Cumuto
Port of Spain to Mayaro
scarborough tobago

Most southerly islands
Of the Caribbean,
The none stop breeze
Of the Atlantic oceans

This is my island in the sun

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 5/31/2012 10:18:00 PM
Think of the song "island is the sun" shen i read this. You sre justly proud of yout inheritance. Well written.
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