Oil Paintings, Photos and Books by Giftus R. John

The Island Man Sings His Song

The Island Man Sings His Song is a collection of poetry that expresses my perspective of life in Dominica; an island full of culture and history, politics and religion, beauty and charm. An island where poetry is in motion everyday and every night.

The Island Man Sings His Song 

The island man sings his song
In a land he now calls his own.
He sings his song of pain and suffering
In a land far, far away from home.

The island man sings his song
As he battles every day to survive.
In a land that’s unforgiving
He keeps struggling to stay alive.

The island man sings his song
Daring never at all to stop;
Doing the best he possibly can
To own a house, raise a family, hold a job.

From dawn to dusk, noon to midnight
In rain or snow, sun or sleet
He sings his song of hope even if
He’s forever on his aching feet.

The island man sings his song
For sadly he can do no less
To overcome the trials and obstacles
Forever standing in his path to success.

But yet the island man sings his song
A song of hope, a song of glory
For with all that lies before him
He keeps giving to his God the glory.

But he’s determined to make it happen
As he works day and night, trying to cope,
Trying his utmost to make ends meet
As he sings his song. His song of Hope.

Copyright ©Giftus John 

 

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