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In love with Mr President

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 4:00 AM

This is an open letter to United States President Barack Obama.

Dear Mr President,

Mi heart full. I actually watched the news waiting for you to arrive. The biggest disappointment is that I cannot see you in the flesh. Love, love, love you, Barack! Hoped you would have brought the children and Michelle for them to enjoy the queen of the Caribbean islands.

I think you should know that I should have started a new job the day of your first inauguration. I told the people I wouldn't be able to start until the next day. When they asked why, I told the truth. Experiencing history first-hand was more important.

I feared they would assassinate you. For the first year, I made sure you were safe before going to bed and, in the morning, I checked again until I realised that they didn't have to touch you physically. They could harm you by making sure your policies did not bear fruit. I still pray for you every time I hear your name. I wish you well.

I hope you come bearing gifts for mi poor people, and as the cartoons suggest, you have on your black, green and gold socks and love wi food. Guidance always!

HILDA VAUGHAN

Waterford, St Catherine