By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess defy, Denise N. Fyffe
This is the symptom of those who are blessed to live in island paradises like Hawaii, Bora Bora or even Aruba. They tend to lose the total appreciation for what is right in front of them. Jamaicans are no different. Though, it might be said that through all the socioeconomic difficulties, Jamaica’s majesty, might just be what is keeping the country, particularly, its people from truly sinking into utter deprivation.
With white sand beaches, particularly a gorgeous seven mile stretch in Negril. Black sand beaches guarding the edges of the east and south coast. Flourishing flora and fauna of the epic Jamaican country inlands; bumping up in the sky like the Blue Mountains and Cockpit Country. Tiny oasis of stunning beauty hidden in deep set curvatures of the island, Jamaica. Truly, Jamaicans are far more blessed than generally realized.
The everyday man misses the unique gifts which are upon him daily. Where else does almost every home have a fruit tree in the backyard and generally, there rae several of them. Towering mango trees, ackee trees, breadfruit, or our national flower lignum vitae trees. Succulent cherries, plums, bananas, papayas, apples and so many delicious morsels from God’s garden.
Jamaica is a another of earth’s Mecca, for tourists. Millions of people come each year to enjoy mostly the Northern region of the island. They visit Montego Bay, Negril, Dunns River Falls, Ocho Rios and all the lavish hotels like Beaches, Sandals and Iberostar. Portland also has hidden treasures that have captured the heart of the world’s rich and famous. Many come to Portland for the discretion and privacy; but they are also afforded heavenly beauty spots. The north coast of Jamaica and other tourism centers of the island, is Jamaica’s top economic earner. We are an island that sustains itself off tourism and other industries.
Jamaica, she is royal and truly majestic in every sense. Her bounty is for her children and those lucky enough to traverse her shores.
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