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by Hinshaw, Robert L.
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Strolling 'long Bermuda's shoreline,
Waves caressing our toes.
Whence they come and whither they go,
No mortal really knows!
We stroll 'neath the moon's mellow glow,
To a secluded cove.
Though age hath taken its toll, we,
Relive our youthful love!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) 29 March 2015 All Rights Reserved
Entry for nette onclaud's "Let Me Feel Your Lines" Contest
No. 2 - Shoreline
Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw | Year Posted 2015
airy, cool, authentic Bermuda Shorts
born of a once British heritage
long ago expired,
a Bermudian tradition of late spring,
mid-summer and early fall,
with a matching navy-blue blazer
a pressed short sleeve shirt
and tie, if you please,
and pressed knee-length socks
offering peak-a-boo glimpses
of pale, ashy, bony knees,
and while they may inspire a giggle,
or a chuckle, a belly laugh,
or even a light smile,
these expertly tailored half-length
men’s trouser wan-na-bees
are a favored style,
bold pastel colored pleated pants
real Bermuda shorts, worn by
locals and expats alike,
seen walking along busy streets
or traveling on mopeds
or swift motorbike,
for Bermuda is truly another world
where businessmen in shorts
are readily found,
just be sure when you try on a pair
you do not hear an unexpected
for life is wonderful, living your dream
on a sub-tropical island paradise
warmed by the Gulf Stream,
till your much loved Bermuda Shorts
worn three inches above the knees
suddenly splits at the seam,
because in the Bermuda Triangle
you will find this special place
under the sun,
is a golfer’s paradise like no other
where you just may score
a hole in one.
© Eugene Harvey
Copyright © Eugene Harvey | Year Posted 2016
Dyu need to get dyu a copy
Of de Bermujan Vurds dicshunairy
de Rocks, translator of choice,
de primary “slanguage’ of all
dem Bermewjan children dat
speak in de flat saun of my woice.
Is British Standard English
or de "Queen's English"
or de Bermudian dialect,
required to past de test?,
Vitch one conserves de
Bermujan’s truly unique
cultural identity at its best?
Dem Byes on de Rock say
“Jus de locals, have de right
each born Bermys arryvun,
to Bermuda status, for dey
alone are de peoples of dis
hur Islands of de Beribbean.
Is it de distinct vey of speaking
dat attracts de tourist to dese isles’
and businessmen from far avay,
Or de friendliness of ve mujans
only, dat make dem all
come hur to work and play.
Shaped like a fish hook
de island’s natural beauty
and crystal clear vawda
catches dem good and tight,
Maybe dey come hur to stay
on der extended work permits
to claim de Bermujan birthright.
Only time vill tell if deez
immigrant paper Bermujans,
vill displace all de locals
arryvun young and old,
Splitizens all of distant shores
dat vill one dey change dese
Islands of the Beribbean
into “Anower Vurld”
© Eugene Harvey
Copyright © Eugene Harvey | Year Posted 2012