Are you lonesome tonight?

Dr Lester Simon

Byย Doctor Lester Simon

1. Are you lonesome tonight? Do you miss me tonight?Are you sorry we drifted apart?

2.Yes. I am lonesome tonight. I am lonesome tonight because I feel this country is drifting apart.

3.Let me say this upfront, starting with the end. There is a conflation of nonsense, witting and unwitting bad science and politics that has poisoned the well in this country.

4.The other point I wish to dot is that members of the governing party and members of the opposition party and members of the party for party and members of no party will be upset with me. So what? I get upset with myself too! Often.

5.My grandmother was upset with me and so anyone else is welcomed. I was late for school and she was sewing a button on my school shirt pocket. Silly me; thinking I was bright because I was warming to algebra. She was taking her time and so I suggested that she could take off the good button instead of wasting time sewing on the other one. Balance the algebraic equation. I canโ€™t recall what happened after.

6.I am accustomed to not staying in my lane. What do you expect when I am in third form at the Antigua Grammar School and feeling bright and wonderful and big-mannish. Then Master Tim Hector strides in. This big, tall, awesome, strapping man (without a strap) comes into a classroom of virile boys and does what? He teaches us a poem! Poem! Girl stuff. The man serious. It isnโ€™t just that the poem, Creation, is written by a black man, James Weldon Johnson. It is also that it is a poem, a poem in a classroom of virile school boys!

7.That was the first time in my life I knew I could do anything; not just walk and chew gum but walk and make chewing gum. And walk and talk and run in any lane. Give thanks to Master Tim Hector. May his soul find rest in what he gave to our souls.

8.So let me say that public comments about me and me being in my lane were settled privately. But I have to say also that I cannot be asked to do a job and choke myself to death by not talking. I am not suicidal. So โ€œit narr ga narmalโ€ when it comes to me and anyone else lining up in our lanes and running to the destination of truth.

9.I am lonesome tonight because the battle against Covid-19 is being lost. Anti-vaxxers are winning by default. They are winning by others conflating politics with bad science and acquiescing to a pepperpot of nonsense mixed with pinches of occasional truths and rubs of salt dipping into festered wounds.

10.They even go so far as to wonder aloud (again) if the laboratory is putting out false PCR Covid-19 results! Have some flipping respect.

11.We are fighting a war against Covid-19 and its Trojan band of variants. They are chasing us past the delta to drown us in the river. My dear good people, in a war, you have neither the luxury nor the right to go around the corner to buy bread or a pound of herb (thatโ€™s a lot of herb, Rasta).

12.You have the right to sit on your backside, โ€œtap a you yardโ€ and wait. If you venture outside you use the weapons the state dictates. When you get shot and injured or die, it is the state that looks after you. Life in wartime is not personal. All health is public health. Sit your backside down. Or go to Redunda.

13.Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?

Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

14.Yes. I am lonesome tonight. I am lonesome tonight because Covid-19 took my dear love away from me. Never to return.

15.Yes. I am lonesome tonight.
Every night.

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  1. Very good read. I must say the good doctor has a way with words.

    Not sure about #14, my condolences however to you and all who have lost anyone in this pandemic.

    I’m glad to know you will not be put into or stay in any lane.

  2. Needless to say the boss is a real character. Brethren keep doing what your conscience dictates . Hopefully others will get the message, that we are indeed fighting a war hence the need to take the proverbial bull by the horn , move forward, ignore those who criticize for attention

    • @Tenman…โ€needless to say,โ€ theyโ€™re all #Characters playing/acting out their scripted roles in this real life movie with sequel after sequel after sequel. The Wuhan Ninja Mutants are making sure of this.

      The good Dr. Simon is simply trying to save his #ass, so that when the next sequel is being played at daHoode Movie Theater and Playhouse, his character will not be all covered in this COVID-19 shit and smell like a dead #Dr. Fish being hauled up in a fish pot.

      The Ruling Arm, of the Government, the ABLP and Gaston Browne, PM has no choice but to open up the Nation at any cost(casualties of any war are a must), since, their hands are hog tied by this morphing #planDEMIC, are trying to save their asses as well by being politicians. You know their #MO.

  3. And Dr. Lester Simon you will continue to be lonesome! Lonesome in your world with toxic blood running in your veins. Lonesome because you as a medical doctor have not honored your motto heal and help the sick. You are helping, aiding and abetting mass murder, reckless health carnage on the innocent populace. You have defiled the sanctity of the medical profession by permeating misinformation on a vaccine/vaccines that are not clinically ready to be given to the public. You are promoting a jab that has initiated hundreds of thousands of adverse health reactions in people’s bodies and also causing thousands of deaths!
    In your troubled world of lonesomeness, please reflect on what you could have done or do better in preventing these orchestrated toxic vaccines from being used on human beings!
    Think that your own loved ones have been deceived and oppressed into taking these jabs for the sake of staying employed and providing for their families, but not because they really believed in the efficacy of these vaccines!

    Think on these things….and when it comes to your proverbial, cynic and alliterative messages, you embarrass the poetic and literary creed by promoting wanton destruction on your fellow humanity.
    You are not lonesome Sir, you are loathsome!!!

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  4. Dr. Simon, that was a very good article and I believe most persons would be able to appreciate it. I am glad you recognize the main issues that are creating vaccine hesitancy and then they claim people are anti-vaxxer.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. This Doctor must be a reincarnation of the late Elvis Presley. Are you lonesome tonight?

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