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Oh, Ahmad!
by William Manchee

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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From Trouble in Trinidad. In Trinidad-Tobago political speeches are often sang in Calypso. In this song Ahmad is the fictional Prime Minister who was perceived as bowing to American pressure to impose free trade on the Caribean.


Oh Ahmad, now you've sold your soul,
Just to bring to Trinidad, the damn Super Bowl.
Why did you bow down with your nose to the floor?
You should have just said; No! Do not come ashore.


Why did you forsake, our beloved Trinidad?
The people are quite shocked, and very, very mad!
We're just a little island in the Caribbean lake,
Why did you feed us to the imperialistic snake?


Oh, Ahmad, now you've sold your soul,
Just to bring to Trinidad, the damn Super Bowl,
Why did you bow down with your nose to the floor,
You should have said; No! Do not come ashore.


To get yourself elected, you pledged equality,
Freedom of the press, the end of mediocrity,
Now we know, however, your promises were but a ruse,
To make you Prime Minister, an office you now abuse.


Oh, Ahmad, now you've sold your soul,
Just to bring to Trinidad, the damn Super Bowl,
Why did you bow down with your nose to the floor,
You should have just said; No! Do not come ashore.


A hundred years we've prayed, for this wondrous day,
The Lord would give us, the hope of Cocos Bay,
Oh, Ahmad, it's time to stop this charade,
The citizens of Trinidad, don't want free trade!

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Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/1/2007
A great message

An American tourist invasion

Gee Weez! There goes the neigborhood,

Excellent write William

Peace be with you



William
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/27/2007
Right on. Love the melody.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/27/2007
Reads like a song and tells an important message. Thank you, William. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Art Sun 8/26/2007
Nice work...

enjoyed....



Art Sun...



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