We can work it out
Wid February 14 gone, de big wedding feast is over, but ah guess âLove is still in de Ear!â De honey-moon is what ah find interesting. We got to remember dat from day-one, was de Bride alone who had decided dat “money or no money, man or no man, collision or no coalition, she getting married.â
Where was de Groom in all ah dis? From day-one, he was blanked, was never allowed to be involved in his own wedding plan. Boldly he retaliated and predicted from de onset, dat de wedding was ah disaster waiting to happen, and dat as far as he was concerned, “dey was not going to be any blurr-dy wedding.
Time was running out, ready or not, de Bride was ready. Since she didnât have ah mate, she picked ah Saint foh her manâ¦Valentine! It was ah one-family wedding wid only members ah de Brideâs family in ah-ten-dance. Mrs Hazel Manning was among de many “Guesses,â she even brought greetings from her deceased husband, Patrick. Dey came from all over, all bearing baggages, poor-litter-call broken marriages, dey never-the-less gave dis marriage dey blessings, encouraging de newly-wed to mek de union work. But as we all know de wedding was taking place minus de Groom who, against his own will or maybe foh manners sake, turned up late. So quite fittingly all de praises were showered on de Bride, no men-shun at all was even made of de Groomâs presence or absence. Lie-Za say some ah de âplane-Janeâ guesses cried shame on him and call him beer-face!
Despite all de insults dat were thrown pon de Groom during de planning stages, he somehow likes what he seeing and is now giving ah ton-load of add-vice as to how to mek de marriage wuk. He seems ready and willing to sleep wid de Bride, Lie-Za warns me, she say to use words cautiously: ” Ready to lie in bed wid de Bride!â Right now de Groom is singing ah new tune made popular by de Beatles 52 years ago: “We Can Work It Out!â Ah like de second verse: “Think of what youâre saying, you can get it wrong, and still you think itâs alright. Think of what Iâm saying, we can work it out and get it straight, or say good night. We can work it out.â
FITS CLEAN UP DE TOWN
So whatâs so big about Fits clean up de town? Well, just about every die-us-poorer person who returns will tek one look, and de first thing out ah dey mouth, is “why Kingstown so dirty?â
So whatâs so big about Fits clean-up de town? Well, just about every die-us-poorer person who returns will tek one look, and de first thing out ah dey mouth, is “why Kingstown so dirty?â Dey will spend dey vacation and dey cash but never think about ah street wash. Even we at home we litter de place from town to country; and den turn around and complain how de Go-venom-mint got de town looking so nasty.
So ah want to thank Fits and de Posse. Dey came! Dey saw ah mess and rather dan come-plane, dey clean-up! Just when ah was abouit to tell Lie-Za dat as long as Fits put his hand on dat project, we will get some act-shun from Julie-Ann. So said so done. Julie-Ann made de news dis norning, he going to clean-up Kingswtown. And wid dat is gone ah gone again.
One Love Bassy
Bassy Alexander is a land surveyor, folklorist and social commentator.