An Ode to the Innocent Days of Youth at BHS
I remember them well as if it were yesterday
my carefree days spent at B.H.S
during a time of youthful exhuberance
spent with boys and gyals and lots of tolerance…
In a classroom filled with chattering and eager students
perched atop the Lab that emanated suspicious odours
wondering one day if we will get to make our maker
as Dave and his band of would be scientists emulated Einstein
whilst experimenting wid their beakers…
Our wandering eyes and boisterous babbling eased into silence
as one by one Theo, Brods and Growler entered to begin their lectures
With their sternest of faces as only teachers can muster
our daily periods began and our faces started to fluster.
With a ‘Quiet there boys at de back’ and ‘Pay attention in front gyals’ warning
we took out our text books and our lessons began fuh de whole mawning
and soon our eager ears and wandering eyes ached for de ringing of de bell
to put an end to our miseries and our own perceived mental hell
We rushed as one down de steps and unto de play field to be first
and to trouble de gyals and pull at their hairs as dey seh dey will tell Sir
And many a budding of young love started out dis way
as boys began tuh notice dat gyals were built a certain different way…
In sports we began to mix at the playgrounds of our youth
as Pugsley,Scrimgeour and Mc Kay houses vied for the loot.
The gyals they took turns with de bat and de ball
whilst de boys tried their skill at rounders in a match and all.
And who could forget the tournaments held at de Mental Hospital ground
where inmates intimidated de students and de students imitated dem
and as records were broken and good ole Pugsley House came out on tap
when wickets came tumbling down and sixes were greeted with claps…
Our time at B.H.S. the premiere learning institution in Berbice at de time
was also spent being tutored by dedicated teachers all in their prime
led by de austere and at times crafty Basil B
who kept us on our toes and busy as a bee.
He exhorted us constantly to get all ‘A’s everytime
or face his wrath with de cane wen it come exams time.
The Big Bees he towered over Berbice High in many ways
like a collossus made of stone and commanding in those days
But for many like me and most of us who stayed
We all have the Bees tuh thank fuh showing us de way…..
Those innocent days of our youth and rememberances
have come and gone away
But den came July 26 th 2008 our global reunion day
where we met and greeted and vividly remembered those days
We gave big hugs to those we saw after soooo many years
and remembered some not as de same as in those glorious days
For some our girth and hair will be celebrated with much mirth
But our time at B.H.S. will never never outlive its worth.
We came . we saw and we partied into de nite
many of us wanted it to go on forever as it might..
But came de dawn and and as we leff and did say bye
and hope to meet again sometime God spare we Life……
HOPE ALL HAD A GOOD TIME AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN GOODBYE AND KEEP IN TOUCH !!!