Trinidad and Tobago ~
Muticultural and Multiethnic
Trinidad and Tobago are two islands of one nation,
A beautiful place to live, or have an idyllic vacation.
Its shores are caressed by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean,
Just off the northeast coast of Venezuela, you’ll find its location.
Multicultural and multiethnic is the description of our population.
Attributes derived from the Arawaks and Carib’s early inhabitation,
Christopher Columbus’ Spanish voyage of exploration,
Various territorial raids by other European nations,
The African Slave Trade which ended in Emancipation,
And the coming of Portuguese, Chinese and East Indian labourers to work the plantation.
Trinidad and Tobago has truly inherited a rich historical legacy,
Which stands as the backdrop for our cultural diversity.
Though differences exist we strive in harmony,
And when difficulties arise we face them in unity.
Each culture has its own unique thread of identity,
Which creates the colourful and beautiful fabric of our society.
Our twin island is a pie of which many would love a slice.
As its ingredients are made up of lots of sugar and spice.
Only we as a people can maintain its ability to entice,
And ensure that we’re not living in a fool’s paradise.
©Copyright 20th September 2017 by Amanda Jones. All rights reserved.