Wednesday, September 2, 2015

They came, they saw, they conquered


They came here since 1845



They toiled, they prayed



They worked in the sun and rain



From morning to night








In their hearts and minds



Lord Rama gave them solace



Lakshman gave them courage



Mother Sita gave them a sense of duty








Hanuman gave them protection



They saw this new land



Some had hopes to return home



Others decided to stay








They made this land their home



They worked hard



On the lands where others have tried



They knew what was to be done








They made this place a richer country



From what they earned



They still saved a little



The desire was there








To have a family



They conquered all obstacles



They worked and loved and prayed



They came to their own



They had arrived








A poem about Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago. Taken from The Lotus Blooms A Collection of Poems, by the late Ramsundar Persad