As I write, this there is a great deal of sadness within
me. Death has crept into my circle once again. I abhor
how death creeps upon us giving no warning or sign. We
are not allowed to say any last words or do anything that
can make a lasting impression.
People often ask, If there was one thing you could
do in your life, what would you do? We have all
sorts of ready answers to thattour the world, visit
Jerusalem, or really, really talk to our grandparents!
But the thing is most of us never really get to do that
We either plan to do it when the time is right or we feel
that we must wait until were old enough so that
we would have no regrets. Then death laughs at us, snatching
the possibility from us.
The way T&T is going right now, my suggestion is that
whatever is your greatest dream, just do it. You never
know when theyre going to get you. You could be
going to buy some bread at the exact moment that the police
happen to be involved in a shootout, and you know what?
You and your bread get some bullets and thats it.
You feel desperate for some peewah, so you stop on the
highway to get some. A truck comes crashing into your
car, and kills your family while you stand there helplessly
with peewah in hand.
Its both crazy and strange how things happen without
warning. You could have just been driving to kill
some time and you know what? It ends up killing
you. At these times we wonder, where is the Lord? Wasnt
he watching? Didnt he know that I had to go out?
Didnt he think my mother would want to see me again?
Didnt he see that I was right, and that it was the
other person at fault?
We tend to blame the Lord for everything, when He really
is the only one to help us. Not to help us forget but
to help us to remember the good things. He is the only
one who can help us to remember that we must drive to
The campaign, Arrive Alive doesnt seem
to be making anyone want to do that. It appears that no
one is slowing down and many others are either driving
drunk or sleepy. It doesnt seem to make people want
to be courteous on the road either. It is just not workinguntil
you see your son or your best friend in a coffin.
I plead for our nations drivers to drive safely.
Its never too late or youre never too young
or too old to do the right thing. If you cant drive
safely, then drive like a lady if you must.
Your friends might laugh at you, tell you to go faster,
but those are the same ones who will cry at your funeral.
Those are the same ones who will have to carry the weight
of your coffin in their hands and the weight of your death
in their hearts.
Death has taught me a lot of things, the lessons were
sudden but they were well appreciated. I have now learnt
to cherish my friends, hold them dear. They will make
your life much more bearable. Dont ever be afraid
to say what you mean or to say it at all. There is never
ever going to be a right time. Live and love like there
is no tomorrow, but dont spend all your money.
Youre never going to have time to tell that girl
you loved her or tell your best friend shes the
greatest. If you stop talking to a friend, say sorry and
move on. There really is no time on earth for enemies.
Im sure when someone dies, there is at least one
person who regrets not talking to or bad
talking the person.
Drive safely and live!
RIP Chadel Boodramsingh,
December 10, 1983March 25, 2005. Well miss