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Bermuda, My Paradise II

Updated on September 24, 2017
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Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She lives happily in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

Bermuda Beach
Bermuda Beach | Source

A Poem Written After my First Trip to Bermuda

You tanned my skin to a golden brown

And spread out your lovely pink sand

Before my feet.

Your wild surf called to me

From where I stood on my rocky throne.

And I knew then that I would return.


Your natives smiled welcoming words.

Your warm winds swept down upon me.

Your crystal blue waters refreshed my tired body

As well as my weary mind.

And in your quiet, majestic beauty

I found peace.

And I knew then that I would return.


Your music filled my ears with happiness

And my voice with new found praise.

My eyes could scarce take in the green

The vividness of your abundant life.

You have magnetically reached out and encircled my heart

And as I contemplate life from my own world again

I know I have no choice but to return.


I went to Bermuda with my college choir in 1982. I was nursing a broken heart and Bermuda, with its pink sand beaches, and beautiful views, quaint country roads, and fresh sea air, did much to mend my heart. I promised myself I would go back, and I did, but only for one day on a cruise stop, on two different cruises. It's as beautiful as it was in 1982 and I will be back, hopefully for longer the next time.

I am adding some extra pictures below so you can see how absolutely beautiful Bermuda is.




Update

I have been able to return to Bermuda twice since that first visit.Both times were by cruise ship, for one day only, but my love and admiration for Bermuda still exists in my heart!

I recently returned to Bermuda on a cruise and had my picture taken by my husband by a Moongate. Love the ship in the background!
I recently returned to Bermuda on a cruise and had my picture taken by my husband by a Moongate. Love the ship in the background! | Source

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Bermuda from the shore
Bermuda from the shore | Source
Coral reef in the water surrounding Bermuda.
Coral reef in the water surrounding Bermuda. | Source

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    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      adrianlawrence,

      Oh, that is too bad. I guess these days even paradise (on Earth that is) isn't perfect! Bummer.

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      Adrian Lawrence 

      6 years ago from UK

      There is no poverty, but there is an element of violent crime, which unfortunately is on the increase, there is even trouble in Paradise!

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      GlstngRosePetals,

      If you like beaches and natural beauty, and beautifully colored ocean waters and friendly people, you will like it there!

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      GlstngRosePetals 

      6 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      I have never been there and after reading your poem i realy want to go there thank you so much! Voted up!!

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Just noticed this comment. I actually want to bring my computer along and type and save my hubs in word. That way I don't have to write them once in long hand, and then retype everything when I get back. I don't know if I told you but we are coming to your neck of the woods...Hawaii. I am bringing my camera so I can take lots of pictures to illustrate many hubs ( hopefully) when I get back. The cruise ship is making 4 stops, but I don't know where exactly. I know we are going to Waiamea Canyon (sp?) and the USS Arizona Memorial.

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      chrisinhawaii 

      6 years ago

      You're gonna have to write some more poems on this trip coming up! Leave the computer and grab the notbook and pen! Aloha

    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      I just realized that no one has asked what my Paradise I is!!! Bermuda in my opinion, is the second place on earth closest to how I imagine Heaven!

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      billybuc,

      If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it for you and Bev. It's very romantic and the beaches are so beautiful, with sunsets that are even better. I could never quite get over how beautiful the color of the water is.

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      TheDoItAllGuy,

      I can certainly understand why they would love it in Bermuda. It's beautiful and very romantic! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      teaches12345,

      If you get the chance to go, you should really do so. It is so beautiful, there is no poverty like on many islands, and the natives love tourists because it supports the island. It has a British culture to it and there are pubs and cute British shops. I am hoping tot take a cruise there with my husband next time I go. The ship docks there and cruisers can get on and off to see Bermuda for usually 3 nights and 4 days. It's wonderful.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I have visions of this in my head after reading your poem. Have always wanted to visit there. Thank you for the beauty of it through you poem.

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      TheDoItAllGuy 

      6 years ago

      My parents went on their hunny-moon to Burmuda and they loved it!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely place for sure, Karen, and you captured it perfectly. Well done! I have never been there, but hope springs eternal!

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