GiveThanks and Praise to Jah

Prelude: Psalms 68:4 “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.” In other words always give the Lord your Creator thanks for everything. And do it, full of powerful vybez.

He made di birds and di bees Di flowers of di fields
Di rivers and di streams
“So wha?”
“Give thanks and praise to Jah!”
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

No badda complain when it no rain No badda get red when you noh
Have no bread
Tragedy come and tragedy go But a noh all di while things a go glow.
“So wha?”
“Give thanks and praise to Jah!”
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

Some go to school and dem play fool
Some go to college to get some knowledge
“So wha?”
“Give thanks and praise to Jah!”
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

I took a trip from Kingston to Mobay To see how, Home stay
Di bus wreck mi couldn’t get vex, But a got scared
Is a good thing I had prayed.
“So wha?”
“Give thanks and praise to Jah!”
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

You son die you had to cry I’m sure you ask Jah,
“WHY?”
But listen mi today that is just di price We all must pay
“So wha?”
“Give thanks and praise to Jah!”
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

Di wages of sin is death and is through Jah we blow dis breath
yet we sin everyday An we don’t wan pray
So thank Jah for today
Cause wha?
Is a day to give thanks and praise to Jah!
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

On di lighter side On the brighter side We all have gathered here
To give thanks for the year We need to pay homage in fear
“So wha?”
“Give thanks and praise to Jah!”
“To Who?”
“To Jah di Creator! To Jah di Way maker! To Jah di Provider!
To Jah di Peacemaker! To Jah di Father!
To Jah di Redeemer! To Jah di Deliverer! To Jah di Healer!
To Jah di Comforter! To Jah di Lover!”

Veronica Dixon Haase~~~vdh

Acquittal

I climbed a terrible fatal hurdle today

I just realized that I had no friends

Only persons who want to use me

Use me to the very end

Even when upon a broken knee I bend

I took on the struggle all by myself

I got a deep wound in all respects

No one no one not one

To defend

God was indeed merciful

I begged for mercy

And that I got

In measures that friends did not

 

Even when my heart bled

And my case I fed

I laid it plain and 

I laid it straight

 

The jail house would be my home

For another 60 days or so

But was that power enough

To drag them to action

No it was not

They crawled on their bellies

Waiting for the death action

 

I was left to the wolves

of the cold system by friends

Who lingered and pandered

At the brook of circumstances

While I felt in my brain

Prison’s cold grasp,

Choking life into death.

 

Today it all shattered to pieces

My friends turned fiend

They bat their eyes saying

I will understand

But they never did

Some was too bugged down

With effortless shouts

Others crossed at my incessant plea

It’s so obvious they did

Not understand me.

 

But like the mercy I received today

I hope I can repay

By extending an olive branch

To mend and heal brokenness

To exonerate in gentle jumps

To reduce this hardened lump

Lord show to me the path

Today I am Complete

“I, take you, for my lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.”

 

I never believed in the ritual of this wedding vow. Why would I want you for worse or for poorer or in sickness. It’s really warped. Everything that is done in this life, including marriage, is something that you look forward to for positive outcomes. I have been to many weddings including my own and have heard these very vows recited, when as a matter of fact they are not true. Because you do not want to be worse nor poorer and most of all you do not want sickness. This is crap, you have just started a marriage with a lie. You have already failed before you have started. You have begun with doubts and negativity. You have doomed the marriage before it has started. The vybez is snapped and that death, doubt, and dismay has started. Let’s make it complete.

Today I Am Complete

 

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Today my heart melts from the love received from the love given

I change my creed and entwine all my emotions in a loving harmony

I found the beat that was missing the rib that was taken

Today I am complete

 

Today I give totally to my only true love a blessing

Sent from the Creator above who knows the beginning to the end

Who has chosen my life long companion my lifelong friend

Today I am complete

 

The love you gave me have conquered all the love I gave you

Have said it all I wish for none other I dedicate myself forever

In your heart I have faith a love that shall never sever forever

Today I am complete.

 

I don’t come in for better or for worst neither for richer or poorer

Worst in sickness and in health nor till death do we part

No, No, and a million times No!

I vow to do better in times when it gets worst

My love will be richer not poorer

We will have health through all sickness that evades

Death is just a sleep we will never part we must prevail

We are joined forever you have touched my heart Forever we will never part

Today I am complete

 

I come with all my imperfections and perfections it’s totally me

I will grow and blossom and bloom with you beside me

With me, in me, around me, by my side

Together with the Divine We will be more than fine

Today I am complete

 

Woman, my heart is yours you are sweet Even though you are trouble!

You are understanding Seasoned with a little miserableness

But I Love you and today I give you myself my all

Today I am complete

 

My Man, my heart is yours You are caring Completely understanding

Difficult at times But I Love you and today I give you myself my all

Today I am complete

 

VDH

Veronica Dixon Haase

A Hero is Born Within

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In my island home Jamaica. Today, October 21, we celebrate the day of the hero. We remember those who have gone on and we honor those who live among us. The hero within us will be revealed as we live in truth to the creed. The creed of love, a creed that separates the brave and the coward. Through our courage we become that hero that is born within.

A hero is born from within

He envisions change in his surroundings

No nonsense in his approach

It is done because he knows what it’s about

Matters arise that touches the heart

It tugs on the cord that makes him start

No intention to be great

Just motivation to change fate

With vision he moves mountains

In action he causes reactions

A sense of purpose, a goal

In his limited weakness he becomes bold

Standing firm without fear

Within he trembles but he must dare

To stand firm, to be strong

Not just trying to get along

He stands bold in his decision

With courage he press on

Love is in this passion

A job carved out for perfection

A hero is born from within

Taking that firm stand to win

Never faltering, without fear

The hero forever perseveres.

~~~~vdh

Trees and Mountains Rejoice!

How long will I sit still

I  too have a will

The trees and mountains do rejoice

They made it their choice

In the happy morning light

They’re green  in greatness

They are firm in steadfastness

How long will I not praise

As do the trees and mountains

In their obedience to rejoice

They do make their choice

To forever motivate

The thoughts to elevate

How long will I not

Join with the mountains green

With the swaying trees

My praises serene

As do the trees and the mountains

In the light of heavens scene

Trees and mountains rejoice

I rejoice!

~~~~~~vdh