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School Magazine

A Joke

in 1972 - 1973

Teacher: Spell "ink", Tom. Boy: Sir, I don't know how to spell it. Teacher: Try to spell it, or else I will take you to the headmaster Boy: I ain't ‘kay Teacher: That’s right. Take your seat.  

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Poem – Would You Believe It?

in 1972 - 1973

This is my lucky dayI went into the yard to playI heard someone say"Please help me, I pray."   I looked up, and I looked down,I looked all aroundI looked in the sky and on the groundI tried again to hear that sound.   Help me! Help me!I'm stuck in a treeCan't you see ?Oh, please help me get free.   I sad an elf caught by his beardHe was stuck there I fearedAs up into the tree 1 peeredWhen up onto his feet he reared.   "Don't pull so hard!'' I said,"Or off will come your headThen you will be quite deadThat will be something to dread"   I went inside to get the shearsWhen I returned, he was in tearsI'll never get down, it so appearsI'll get you down, so calm your fears.   I climbed the treeUntil I could seeThe elf so weeThen I set him free.   When I got down, I gave him my handSo he could jump on the sandThen l looked at him, and…..He was a leprechaun of Ireland.   He reached onto his boot so oldDown from the top it rolledIn it was a pot of goldThis is for saving me from wonders untold   L....

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Ode To My Wife – From a Blind Man

in 1972 - 1973

Even though I may dwell in darkness all my life I shall always remember the kiss of my wife And if this kiss you have given to me Has meant something which is a great deal to thee Please tell me so that the burden of my life May be relieved by the words of my wife.   The burden which I have been through these yearsHas constantly driven me to tearsBut this burden has been relievedThrough the words of a woman I believeThese words which have given me hopeHas helped me with my burden to copeThis burden which has done me great harmHas now at last been calmed.   Even in these last years of my lifeOh! Oh!  My beautiful wife!You who have made me come aliveMy hope shall continue to make me thriveThrough these burdens which I have been able surviveThese are the words to my wifeWho has brought the meaning of into my life.   Baby...

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Poem – Poor Man’s Haven

in 1972 - 1973

Aawh! ………  I rub my sleepy eyesBang my sleepy headRaise my sleepy selfOff the hard cold floorAnother day to face, of sorrows, of hard work,I pack my lunch, a crust of stale bread,A flask of barley waterKiss my buxom wife goodbyeWave to my dirty-faced childrenTrudge along the roadFoot steps dragging wearily,   One……….       One……….Must go on and face another dayAlong life's thorny path……Soon the day is doneI'm on my way home againHome may be just a leaky roof,Walls stuffed with newspapersRice bags scattered on the poor,But my steps are light and springingBecause home is where my wife is,Where my dirty-faced children are   A plate of rice, a piece of plantainA shower in the backyardA poor man's haven is his homeBecause it's where love isContentment, children happily laughing,Madam to welcome you home,I enter my home, I look aroundYes, it may not be BuckinghamBut it's a homeA poor man's...

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The Jumbee Man

in 1972 - 1973

Very long ago there lived a father, mother and their six children. They all lived together on a farm. This farm was far away from the others in the area. Near that farm was a huge tamarind tree. At midday the area under the tamale tree was dark and scary. Because of this, people told jumble stories about the tree.     The father whose name was Dick, had a cow pen near tbe tree, and in the morning and afternoon of each day, he would go to look after the cows. He had to go near to the tamarind tree and sometimes under it because the cows were usually there at these hours. Everytime be went, his two sons, Jack and Dennis would go with him, they usually helped him with the cows. This day, the boys did not go with him so the work took longer and Dick had not finish his work by the time it was getting dark.   He was hurrying with his work and was about to leave when he heard deep voice saying, "Bring Dennis tomorrow." Dick became afraid because did not see anyone. He could not move, he was so frightened.   Dick went home running breathlessly, he was unable to speak when he in arrived, everyone in his family stood around him and wondered what could have happened to him since he had never before behaved like that. After a few minutes, however, he relaxed and in a calm voice said nothing happened because he did not want his children to become afraid.   When he was in the kitchen with his wife Diana, and the children were not around, he told her of the strange unknown voice, she told him not to wop and tried to cheer him up. He soon was in a very good spirit.   The next day be went by himself to look after the cows. Just as he was leaving, again he heard the deep voice, this time, he heard: "Bring Dennis and leave him under this tree, you will get one hundred dollars.''   Dick was very, very worried however, be decided not to carry his son or tell his wife. At night,...

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The Crazy Fourth’s Trip

in 1972 - 1973

The Fourth year students made a trip We had to travel a part by ship. On the trip was James called Rowe, And A teacher named Fergo. On the trip there was an ass But, it never ate any grass. Who will be staying at the zoo? "Not me, not me" cried Neil Sue. The bus conductor had a shape, Anyone would have taken him for an ape. To U. G was our first visit Next in Parliament we did sit "Hi ! Hello! Where's Miss Benn?" Or as her nickname's mother hen. Sir! Where is Gregory the fool? Eh! I believe he's left in school. Mark, there, is a madman Warood's belly is like a water can. Hi ! Kanhai Mr. Dracula, Where's Lloyd that hairy Gorilla? I think the next stop's St. Roses Burger, don't forget to take those poses. Help! Help! somebody's fall It's Miss Low-a-chee, the good and all. Mr. Sheogobind is running out of cash. Because from the shop he did dash. Hi! What's Mr. Sukhraj doing here? I don't believe he's paid his fare. Sorry my friends, I have to go But I'm sorry I have to do so. Good-bye St. Roses and Georgetown, You'll see us agin, we'll come around. Look out driver, you'll run us off the road. Wait, don't tell me you hadn't any good. Hi! Mr. Clarke you had a nice day? Hope you enjoyed it in every way. Now it's time to say good-bye You might not believe, but it's not a lie. Ask Michael Wilson he'll know He has known me many years ago. If I ever tell a lie, My friends I’m surely donna die.   Edwin Thom –...

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