proud and strong
show no change of face,
anchored with culture and persona.
We walk on various paths of life,
branched from different family trees.
Yet we all stand bold for our flag and country.
How can such a small island
reflect on the quality of our character?
For we have come so far
since the brink of our Independance.
proud and strong.
Where else can you find such beauty
than of our Bahamaland?
Even I see it
when I’m emersed in it
and I embody it
as I paint it.
To think such color is the fruit of our nature,
the nature of our beautiful Bahamaland.
What a contrast it is
to hear the boisterous banter in the city streets
and the rhythmic whispers of the eastward breezes
which drown my eardrums
and caress them in hypnotic flows.
Open your mind to the island’s secrets
and maybe you will realize what it means