Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Tribute to Sir Ellis Clarke- "A Man of Inner Strength"

No spirit of adventure
In doubtful words,
But faith and hope and joy;
A proven power of love
For his country and everything else…
Of misguided and deranged;
Of head strong and justified…
Determined to do what’s best
And that was done indeed,
With dancing feet…
A solid structure to fall back on;
A commanding role,
Within a leveled voice of reasoning,
Tolerance obtained
And words of emotionless tranquility, 
Showed no fear or tension
With struggles and hardships;
Accomplishments and achieved goals,
A devoted family being;
The first for a twin island; 
Strength held high
Till the last breath…


                    by Janeel Archer-Royer

21 comments:

  1. Salute....this is a beautiful piece

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  2. very nice, aww I don't want there to be the last breath :(

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  3. I had to look up who this was and reread it but with that said this was a touching poem, I feel it personifies him perfectly.

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  4. well spoken Janeel ... a true Tribute indeed

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  5. Very nice Janeel....BEAUTIFUL Piece

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  6. Great Piece Janeel... I luv it.

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  7. Thanks everyone for you're comments... greatly appreciated :)

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  8. I badder than badder, right now yuh harder than the Slap Chop man, I totally feel it

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  9. Yup got to agree with everyone...you got skills...well said don't think anyone else could of done a better job...nearly got a tear out my eye...but u know bad man doh cry!!!!!!

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  10. had no idea you were a poet too..... touching piece :-)

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  11. Lovely....... you totally captured his personality & what he stood for

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  12. well detailed and perfect description.....good work

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  13. Well put and well said..... good work hun

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  14. A lovely creative piece honouring Trinidad & Tobago's first president.

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  15. Beautifully done Janeel! :) I love it

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  16. gr8 wrk gi gi!!you're skilled in art AND poetry!!i like it :)

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