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‘WHERE IS DADDY ON CHRISTMAS DAY?’: Late SAC educator Charles Lashley honored with poem recited by alumna and her daughter

‘WHERE IS DADDY ON CHRISTMAS DAY?’: Late SAC educator Charles Lashley honored with poem recited by alumna and her daughter

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nearly a 12 months after the Saint Augustine’s College (SAC) family lost one among their very own within the personage of long-time educator and mentor Charles Lashley, SAC alumna Dominique Forbes and her daughter paid tribute to the education giant by reading poetry written in his honor.

The poem, entitled “Where Is Daddy On Christmas Day?” was penned by Forbes herself and included in her published book “Where Is Daddy?”, which is an element of her “Stay Put” series.

Based on the Bahamian creator and gospel artist, the poem is supposed to function “an ode to the late great English language and literature highschool teacher” who passed away on December 24, 2020.

A picture showing the words the late Charles Lashley wrote on Forbes’s shirt.

“I really would really like to thank his wife and kids for bestowing upon the SAC community a gem in the shape of Mr Charles Lashley,” Forbes said.

“Here is to him and for his immediate family for understanding his call to show. It’s an understatement that he taught his class with class.”

Lashley made an impact within the mother of 5’s life each in school and on the last day of faculty when he partook in a well-liked custom amongst students by writing on an old uniform shirt Forbes had brought together with her: “Keep your feet on the bottom and keep reaching for the celebrities!! And be careful for the boys who attempt to take your focus away!!”

The creator herself intends to follow in his footsteps by becoming an English literature teacher for grades 8-12 in January 2022 once the new school 12 months begins.

An excerpt of the poem she read together with her daughter, Hanna, reads: “His child cannot hug him and have his daddy return a hug. His child cannot call his name and listen to the sound of his voice.

“His daddy is gone. Your daddy continues to be here.”

Dominique Forbes.

A recording of Forbes and her daughter’s recital of “Where Is Daddy On Christmas Day?” will be heard on the artist’s Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/dominiqueforbesmusic/where-is-daddy-on-christmas-day-poem-read-by-mrs-dominique-forbes-little-miss-hannah-forbes. 

Her book featuring the poem was released last 12 months on Amazon and is accessible on multiple audiobook platforms world wide, including but not limited to SCRIBD, Rakuten kobo, Booktopia, Audiobook Lender, Google Play, Audible and Chirp.

Her music will be found on her Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/dominiqueforbesmusic) or Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX9w32v-EV3hrf3uXNZ_wQA) pages. 

For more information, contact Forbes at dlforbes2015@gmail.com; visit her on social media at DominiqueForbes242 on Facebook, @Dominiqueforbesglobal on Instagram or @DomForbes242 on Twitter; or visit her blog at www.patreon.com/DominiqueForbes.

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