Find us on Facebook

Login Form

The Start Of An Ajijic Day

By Catherine A. MacKenzie

 

ajijic-calle

In Ajijic, the Mexican day starts off with a loud bang

Shots of unwelcome firecrackers before the rising sun

Noisy vehicles driving by, metal on metal making a clang

Some eye-opening signs that another new day has begun.

The shining sun beaming through the windows’ glass

Roosters crowing their incessant “cock-a-doodle-dooooo”

Cars blaring foreign music, loud-speakers selling gas

Above it all the omniscient sky, a clear bright blue.

Men on horses, clomping down the street, raising dust

Women out with brooms and water, controlling the dirt

Cleaning their storefronts and homes, an energy so robust

Other women hanging laundry on rooftops, many a shirt.

The bustle of the people, their footsteps on the ground

Seem happy as they go to work or starting their busy day

Easily walking on uneven cobblestones, rough and round

Sharing their merry greetings as they pass on their way.

The many sad dogs, their mournful wails in the night

Now lay docile, sleeping on steps, others roaming wild

Depositing brown droppings, such an unpleasant sight

But though some may be orphans, most are ever so mild.

The children, not a care, walking to classes at school

Dressed alike in uniforms, so neat and tidy and clean

They are happy to go, seem to follow the Golden Rule

Parents raised them well, with manners, even the teen.

The intermittent peelings of the church bells ringing

So pure and loud, inviting, seemingly right on cue

The constant chirping of the many hidden birds singing
Amid loud echoing bangs of more popping rockets, too.

The many varied smells abound in the busy dusty street

Happy Mexicans out cooking in huge vats of dark grease

Don’t know what it is, don’t want to know - some sort of meat?

Only a few peddlers around, selling items piece by piece.

We Gringos prepare for the start of another blessed day

With errands to run, people to meet, and many places to go

The merry maid arrives, our mess to clean up in her own way

Then the gardener comes, to water and help our flowers grow.

The warmth of the new-found day seems as inevitable as death

This weather so perfect, so calm, the breeze a gentle kiss

Living in a wondrous place, this Eden, we must catch our breath

Before we know it we’ll be gone, this sacred place we’ll miss.

But we’ll be back again next season, to this our second home

And although some live here forever and it’s where they stay

Others have different sights to see, many more places to roam

Seems everyone’s going about the day in their own unique way.

primi sui motori con e-max

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

2011 Issues   December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February
April 2014 Please select one:   Online format Only articles (respond to any article here) Magazine style format Articles
Editor’s Page By Alejandro Grattan-Dominguez For more editorials, visit:http://thedarksideofthedream.com   (This article is republished by way
THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS —Resonates yet in the world’s torture chambers By Dr. Lorin Swinehart   Crucifixion is among the most barbaric and
Anita’s Animals By Jackie Kellum   Many people use the term “street dog” and apply it generously to all dogs they see on the street. There

Our Issues

March 2014

july2011-ojo

February 2014

july2011-ojo

January 2014

july2011-ojo

December 2013

july2011-ojo

November 2013

july2011-ojo

October 2013

july2011-ojo

More....