POEM: A Beautiful Testimony about Dominica

A West Indian woman
saw me today
not by chance, but
by Divine appointment
last name seemed familiar
yet unknown
eyes soft but far
deep in thought
so pleasant
kind, simple
humble, graced
she asked
where are you from?
Dominica, said I
smiling in response
and where are you from?
the beautiful testimony began

She said:
‘I am from Antigua
but I want to retire in Dominica
Dominica is so luscious and green
I want to build my house
and make my home
and garden in Dominica
I have traveled all over the world
Africa, Europe, London, Hawaii, Alaska…
the West Indies
all over America
(and the list went on)
but I have never came across
another place like Dominica
Dominica is a beautiful place’

She went on:
‘I have been to Dominica
many many times
Wesley, St. Joseph…..Goodwill…
Jeffers Lane, La Plaine..
all over Dominica…..
that is where I am going
I just love the island
I’ll send all my retirement funds
to Dominica
and just live there’

She said much more
words like music
a sweet song
so clear
so honest
so faithful

listening ears
with interest
those words
like music

So happy I was
to meet her
name, not familiar
yet, Divine
dear to heart
an angelic voice
a genuine spirit
a sincere smile
yet graceful
wonderful experience
beautiful testimony
our island
Sweet Dominica

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  1. Kjell Strindholm
    May 24, 2014

    I will not come back, but my bar will do it.

  2. island man
    December 8, 2013

    if only we could rid of all those currupt politician it would be much more beautiful.

  3. Giselle
    December 7, 2013

    My issue with retiring in D/ca is the poor quality of health care. I have a chronic medical condition that is genetic, but due to the level of medical care in the US, I can live a normal life. When I go to D/ca on vacation, I have to say a prayer and be very careful because if I get sick while there, I might not make it out alive…so I literally risk my life when I visit my country which is very sad and hurtful.

  4. River Street
    December 7, 2013


    December 6, 2013

    Yes she is correct…the day I win the Lottery in America…I moving to Dominica.

  6. mahaut
    December 6, 2013

    thats beautiful… and resonates to my own experience.

    I live in Colorado and often meet people that have been to Dominica, and to them, that is the most beautiful place in the world.

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