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.

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 laborers 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 colorful 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.

 

Return to my blog page

The La Brea Pitch Lake


In this British adventurer’s quest to find El Dorado, the city of gold,

He, Sir Walter Raleigh, rediscovered what is called the 8th wonder of the world.

The early Amerindians believed it was God’s penalty,

For eating humming birds which were treated sacredly.


Covering about 109 acres of what may look like a massive car park,

Is the world’s largest, natural, asphalt-deposit, landmark.

On the southwestern coast of Trinidad, is where this wonder lay,

To be exact, it is located in the town of La Brea.


As a child, I once visited this amazing place,

And I can clearly remember the hissing and gurgling sound as we walked on its surface.

The small formation of pools were for bathing enjoyment,

While it’s rumored to be a cure for all sorts of ailment.


A guided tour should be done for information and safety,

Mainly to avoid the mishap of becoming the infamous ‘tar baby’.

This tourist attraction hosts 20,000 visitors annually,

As it is a true source of amazement and mystery.


©Copyright 18th September 2017 by Amanda Jones. All rights reserved.


Return to my blog page


You may also like

The Gift of A Father’s Love

Another Wonder of The World ~ The La Brea Pitch Lake

The Art of Innovation. How do you get the coconut from the tree?

The Kitchen Boss Delivers Every Time

How to Prepare Your Kids For Back To School Part 2

How to Prepare Your Kids For Back To School Part 1 of 2

A Mother’s love laid on a breakfast plate

The Power Of “Your Own Unique Real Self”

Subscribe to our newsletter now!