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A Candle Waxing Tears – Part Two

By Peter Josie
By Peter Josie

IN the first part I deliberately superimposed Rick Wayne’s talents and achievements upon the spirit of the plaintive melody of ‘A city’s death by Fire’ which first grabbed me many moons ago. I have lived with the rhythm of ‘a city’s death’ perhaps as a tribute to my father who repeatedly encouraged me to read. I have also tried to praise what I find honourable in Rick. Try as I may, I find it difficult to compare him with MP’s who are styled ‘honourable,’ by custom. Frankly, one does not need Rick’s sales pitch of ‘don’t give up, give them up’ for the average voter to reject a government that has made life harder for so many.

Derek’s first poems had captured my spirit even as I struggled silently and alone to discover the regular rhythms that my poor brains strained to interpret. Thankfully, I had allowed my mind a holiday from Derek’s trove of beauty – his spiritual offerings. At the same time I prayed for the spirit within to inspire me to a better appreciation of the regular rhythm, melody and harmony that Derek applies with equal facility in the lyrics of verse and prose.

To confirm the man’s genius, I began to read his work backwards, beginning with the last sentence of each poem. I first did this with ‘The Arkansas Testament’ and recently with ‘White Egrets’. And behold, the work kept the same rhythm and melody, even though the words ran backwards. Who but the truly gifted can feel the texture of words as a master musician feels the vibrations of his instrument or a watchmaker, the fine tuning of an exquisite master piece? To speak in precise meter forward and backwards is not unlike thinking in reverse gear, and writing in forward. It is an art which can only be explained if words are akin to fine fabric in the hands of a gifted clothing designer. Such exquisite talent touches the spiritually beautiful, allowing the select to savour it.

During the popular ‘Black Power’ movement in the Caribbean in the late nineteen sixties certain Caribbean poets proudly expressed a new discovery of ‘mother Africa.’ Derek Walcott remained aloof refusing to join the carnival while insisting that the Caribbean is a different people. It is a product of the strongest Africans who survived the Middle Passage together with the Europeans who survived malaria and harsh conditions, co-mingled with the blood of the native Caribs and later, indentured East Indians. Derek insisted that he was ‘divided in the blood’ sometimes, even derogatively referring to himself as a ‘red nigger.’

By refusing to be labelled a ‘black writer’ Derek Walcott later received the respect and accolade of those more deeply familiar with the texture and nuance of the English language, distinguishing himself as a poet and writer of extreme luminosity, instead of merely ‘a brilliant black writer.’

After some considerable soul searching, I posit the view that Rick Wayne has come closest to the achievements of the island’s two Nobel Laureates. First in the pursuit of perfection of his physique which the gods had desired in their design; and later, in his writings and authorship of several books and articles. His earlier excellent physique was meant to serve the gods – not feeble man. Had this small insular space been inhabited by superior merit it may have created and designed special national awards for persons such as Rick Wayne. His defined physicality and feats in body building and his demonstrable writing skills border on the specially gifted.

Rick’s often careful and accurate writing would certainly be better appreciated in a place where less time was spent in foolish drunkenness and cheap talk than in serious reading, honest dialogue and introspection. Men such as Rick are treasures which narrow partisan politics ought not to separate us from. The fact that he can change his mind about his political allegiances and refuse to be bogged down in empty sentimentality and rhetoric is a positive characteristic. His detractors who gorge themselves at the public trough are too bent on malice to see.

No structured education of the University graduate, who persists in trying to bring down an icon of our times, will suffice to ridicule achievement and merit. Such cheap shots cannot (and will not) stand the scrutiny of the more discerning. The better spirits will always uphold Rick as one who thrives best in the thin stratosphere of excellence, even when he sometimes speaks too much.

The scourge of this island is that those who can read will not. If we have learned anything from the phrase ‘unstructured education’ it is that it cannot be truthfully applied to one who constantly reads and writes. The greatest writers, thinkers, inventors and artists are touched with a spiritual energy one can hardly tame, or dictate to. Such persons are purposefully driven to excellence by superior light.

Such energy is something apart, and not acquired from mere tutoring or coaching. Exceptional talent which adorns the inward man is a gift. No one knows for certain how such gifts are distributed, its randomness defies logic. Indeed, gifts which rise to a thing of true beauty and are successful, challenge the imagination for comprehension.

The crowning jewel of such gifts is truth. It is that jewel which worthy men seek. It adorns the poetry of Walcott and the better researched writings of a Rick Wayne. In his farewell address to the Thessalonians, St. Paul advised them to ‘put all things to the test and to keep what is good (truthful), and avoid all evils. He also advised them to be joyful always, and pray at all times. Joyful here means not false laughter but, a joy which comes from a heart of love, and from a mind that is not cluttered with hate and foolish misgivings, and is at peace with itself. Real joy comes from truth and truth brings peace and tranquility.

A peaceful, joyful mind would not stoop to lower the reputation and achievements of others. No man should be maligned perchance to enhance the reputation of another. It cannot be proper for those who know better to allow mediocrity to peddle its broken political wears in public, and say nothing. Silence in such cases is not an option. Whether we agree with his strident methods of delivery or not we must applaud Rick for persistently applying his journalistic skills to ask hard questions of elected officials and others – those who are paid from the public purse.

Democracy dictates that it is better to try and get the government to be less secretive, and more open, transparent and truthful. Silence is not an option. Better to have spoken out or, tried and failed. One soon discovers that failure is the true test of greatness. It is a paradox long recognized. And if by careful observation a man is said to have succeeded, it’s also likely that such a man knows the limits of his own weakness, and is likely humbled by it, having previously tried and failed. A man who has experienced failure does not arrogantly flaunt his achievements.

Finally, it’s a great big world out there and Rick Wayne has successfully navigated it. Give the man credit even though like me, you may not always agree with his politics. Bestowing upon a man what is rightfully his and acclaiming him before the entire world we do ourselves a great honour in the process. For how else can salute what is best in our citizens if we have not risen to the spiritual stature which commands us to put aside pettiness of all types and rise to the beautiful spirit within us? We can no longer be waxing tears as some sad candle burning, at a time when commercial electricity should be the right of every citizen and education a national pursuit. We ought not to condemn when praise worthily beckons.


  1. first when God said let us make man in our image and in our likeness (as written in the bible)
    He was not referring to Satan or was he including the devil in “let U”
    so after God make man from the dust of the earth etc. etc.
    and Eve was given 2 Adam as the 2 awaited God date for the multiplying 2 began
    the devil got jealous seeing he was left out of the “let u”
    but the devil being what he is (peter judas josie’s father) went and jump start creation by having sex with Eve.
    Eve got pregnant by the devil and give birth 2 her first son name: Cain peter judas josie ! “the serpent seed”

    The bible say (Jesus say) josie judss cain is the son of the evil one, his father the devil was a deceiver and a murderer from the begging and the works of his father he will do.
    his father deceive Eve by showing her how big A position she can have withing the center of the U W PPPPP. IF ONLY SHE WILL HAVE SEX WITH HIM.


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    So Derek Walcott like your ignorant self, perceived that identifying himself as a writer of African ancestry would make him less than a great writer of English, so he embraced the inferiority complex going around the Caucasian Christian Racist telling them that he was not Black, but was Mixed, even as the Caucasian called him NIGGER, and he prayed to a Naked Caucasian as his God and Master, even as he was given a trophy Caucasian woman to display before Lucians as his badge of an Honorary White.

    The other Negro Stripper who was named Carasco performing naked for homosexual audiences in England, and imagined that the name Carasco did not sound “White” enough, so he resorted to renaming himself after a homosexual American Actor, Rick John Wayne is another of the self-hating Negroes you site as heroes of a Black African Community that cradled and gave these ingrates nourishment, only to have them falling in love with Miss Daisey and stating that none of the Black women on the island who fed and clothed these mentally ill Negroes were worthy of their Love and Affection.

    That you Black Pete Josie should find such ingrates as your heroes underscores your proclamation that the Chocolate women should be barred from beauty pageants because they are “too black and uglier”. You are a sick SOB, selling black people White Supremacy as their only hope to salvation. The Negro Rick John Wayne, with his pale white woman trumpets his self hatred, telling the world, “I am a Roman Catholic”, a religion of white male worship given these Samboes during slavery, and we can expect more debauchery from these Negroes now that Pope Francis has given the green light to the perversion of sodomy.




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    “CITE” not site

    Rick John Wayne is another of the self-hating Negroes you cite as heroes of a Black African Community that cradled and gave these ingrates nourishment, only to have them falling in love with Miss Daisey and stating that none of the Black women on the island who fed and clothed these mentally ill Negroes were worthy of their Love and Affection.

    Why do Negroes love white women – their dead, no-bodied hair ? Crazy Mentally ill Negroes!




  4. Pete, how flowery doth thou dote over penmanship- sans quality of character traits behind the PEN.
    According to the flowery pens serving faggot King James,
    Eve too, fell for the same trick as your deceitful spiritual father Lucifer stimulated /motivated her to cross the demarcation boundaries of the forbidden tree.
    And what’s up with that lie about your bio father.
    Recall there is a history of your benevolent bio father up to Saint Mary’s College
    An “All hell broke loose” PSYCHO Catharsis – as in negative trauma- with dual spearheads from both your bio father and father of virgin you IMPREGNATED before SMC graduation .
    Thus DENYING you the planned /projected A level perch- paid for with the sacrifice and toil of your bio father.
    This POOR choice of allowing Lucifer to rule your small head (probus ) over your big head (brain) relegated you the begging for an economic handout in the basement opportunities of O- level graduation.
    This was the beginning of your venomous career, ole boy.
    BUT you now snob -snub (there flies my experimentation with penmanship}
    the vital- viability of a STOKELY CARMICHAEL…even your own local early High Priest for social Justice- ODLUM?
    Great / medalled EURO centric penmanship has ALWAYS revised BLACK HISTORY in order to INCULCATE a racial INFERIORITY COMPLEX-
    throughout slavery and colonial epochs.
    Their main objective being the maintenance of the socio-economic status quo and the rigid pyramid created by the accumulation of wealth by the top 3 %.
    Like you and your cult of satanic puppet boloms (Ricky-Guy-Mary et al)
    the REDISTRIBUTION of wealth is a MORTAL SIN!
    The manifesto of Trump/CHAS/The Republican Tea Party reads:
    Those who work hardest- get the least…amen….
    Those who sit atop the pyramid just SCOOPING and waving the traffic of money thru the bank portals are endowed by God to maintain SUPREMACY…amen
    You Peter, are a prime intellectually extinct – walking dead- dinosaur from the the lrelics of the colonial era.
    Like King James you do prefer a zesty “Tossed Salad ” in lieu of a congo styled main course entree of heterogenous coition.
    So you have nibbled lusciously at the bowl of Rickey’s Gluteus Maximus and rate his Sphincter a 5 star.
    You and Ricky both love the California Rabbit Food diet?
    Arnold Sassy-was-a-negger
    ( yuh know the actor /governor ” I’ll be- on the BACK”)
    also sings Fa-la-La praises about Ricky’s nutritious “tossed salad” regimen..back in da sweaty London gym “closet” days and nights 🙂
    On a less pleasurable note, I shall resume a critique of your Euro trash talk with a venn diagram of Charles DARWIN and the Fag King James version of Social and Religious order.
    Soon come!

  5. Hey Pete
    Your admiration for Ricky is accepted.
    After all he survived the rugged arnold was-a-negger antics in the arduous Mr Olympia Mosh pits of Sweaty London.
    Here is Ricky’s all time favorite:


    Go ahead reach for that highball of Tangueray, lime cordial and pressed inch of Ginger Root with a generous splash of Jamaican ginger Beer Soda in crushed ice.
    Now you share a more profound affinity with Ricky.
    We are not talking the adolescent ‘Pi-Queak’ bubble gum antics of ‘Broke Back Mountain’

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    A SHAMELESS “intellectually extinct – walking dead- dinosaur from the the relics of the colonial era.”

    Then to add insult to injury, this antiquated Sambo, promotes a Cabal of retrograde honorary Whites who are practitioners of Satanic worship/CHEN BOIS, White Supremacy, Sexisim, and Canibalism; telling Black People that they should EAT and DRINK the BLOOD of a NAKED CAUCASIAN who is the GOD and MASTER of BLACK MEN AND WOMEN.

    These Retrograde Negroes who go lusting after the Caucasian Woman, who has nothing in common with their history spanning some 100, 000, yes one hundred thousand years; a history that has been reduced to picking cotton for Miss Daisy while Caucasians Christian raped their mothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, and to show their ingratitude to the African Queen, these pathetic Negroes go to America and find some leprosy stricken Caucasian as the object of their affection, and Black Pete tells us that these Samboes are Divinely Favored ?

    From the Bible: How many of you miseducated Blacks who call yourselves Christians, were ever taught that Moses/Musa was a Black African whose wife was a Black African ? NOT ONE OF YOU. These strange misogynistic perverts, who wear these strange Dracula costumes, to trick you into thinking that they are possessors of Divine Power, as they spend their socially maladjusted lives masturbating in the Presbytery Homeless Shelter, would NEVER TEACH YOU THAT. They would say, “Color doesn’t matter”. You think?? So why is God a White man even in Africa?

    Numbers 12 King James Version (KJV)

    12. And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

    2. And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.

    3. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

    4. And the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.






  7. WASHINGTON—A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had “entirely fabricated” ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the intellectual basis of Western civilization.

    The group acknowledged that the idea of a sophisticated, flourishing society existing in Greece more than two millennia ago was a complete fiction created by a team of some two dozen historians, anthropologists, and classicists who worked nonstop between 1971 and 1974 to forge “Greek” documents and artifacts.

    “Honestly, we never meant for things to go this far,” said Professor Gene Haddlebury, who has offered to resign his position as chair of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University. “We were young and trying to advance our careers, so we just started making things up: Homer, Aristotle, Socrates, Hippocrates, the lever and fulcrum, rhetoric, ethics, all the different kinds of columns—everything.”




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    The individuals who are writers for this Newspaper of Record, and the substantive contributions from the scholarship writings of the bloggers of developed intellect, are indeed some of the most generous of the world’s community, as manifested by the tolerance of the so-called Negro Black Peter Josie’s perpetually hurling insults at the integrity of these Professional writers, employed to bring us information and expand our minds.

    Consider Black Pete’s statement: “By refusing to be labeled a ‘Black Writer’ Derek Walcott later received the respect and accolades of those more deeply familiar with the texture and nuance of the English language, distinguishing himself as a poet and a writer of extreme luminosity, instead of merely, “a brilliant black writer”.

    Well, well, my brothers and sisters who write for the Voice of Saint Lucia, these statements by the self-hating Negro Black Pete, should let you know with no ambiguity, that until and unless you renounce your ethnicity and rich African contributions to humanity, like the Honorary White man Derek Walcott has done, the most you, Mr. Micah George, Mr. Guy Ellis, and the rest of you hard working “BLACK” writers can expect, is being “MERELY A BRILLIANT BLACK WRITER”, like Chinua Achebe?

    This pathetic little self-hating Negro Black Peter, tells you in no uncertain terms, that the only path to “Heaven” is with the approval of the Caucasian God-in-Flesh, but only after your renunciation of your melanin, bleached your skin, and let the White supremacist know that YOU ARE NOT BLACK, BUT YOU ARE MIXED, because your grandmother was raped by the Evil Caucasian Christian “En ba Mango”. Is Derek Walcott afflicted with the mental disorder of schizophrenia ? Just listen ‘hear’:

    The time will come 
    when, with elation 
    you will greet yourself arriving 
    at your own door, in your own mirror 
    and each will smile at the other’s welcome, 

    and say, sit here. Eat. 
    You will love again the stranger who was your self.
    Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart 
    to itself, to the stranger who has loved you 

    all your life, whom you ignored 
    for another, who knows you by heart. 
    Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, 

    the photographs, the desperate notes, 
    peel your own image from the mirror. 
    Sit. Feast on your life. 

    Derek Walcott






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    The real tragedy of a miseducated Negro, and the victims of White Supremacy.

    The MIXED Knight of Columbus Negro Derek Walcott obtained infamy by renouncing his African Ancestry, to receive accolades from the place he was taught by way of miseducation, is his “Mother Country”; Land of Pirates, England. He returns home,

    “to the stranger who has loved him

    all his life, whom he ignored
    for another,”

    We see the result of one who was taught self-hatred from infancy, and being taught that God, the embodiment of All the beautiful attributes is a “WHITE MAN”, and by implication the Black African is the opposite of the loving God – Ugly, Lazy, inferior, weak, worthless, and so not even the “Great Black Writer” Derek Walcott wants to be Black. The self-hatred is established in the mind of this victim of the Inferiority Complex. “If only I can get me a White woman, I can validate my authenticity”, and his prayers are answered.

    However, here’s the irony of a Derek Walcott’s and a Black Pete’s denial of their Black African selves, while crediting the Caucasian God who was taught Language by the Original Man and Woman, THE BLACK AFRICAN.

    All the world’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue! yet the Negro denies the gene that runs in his very blood.

    Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

    The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

    Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.





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