by Leron France
Second place winner in the 2021 Ellsworth “Shake” Keane / UWI Open Campus Poetry Competition
God’s creativity never ceases to amaze,
For today I saw a star walking:
Whose radiance set my heart ablaze,
Leaving me in a state of rejoicing.
Commanding distant admiration.
Inducing intense meditation.
Captivating the soul.
Worth more than all the world’s gold
Cells in a state of exuberance,
At the moment of your appearance.
Today, I saw a star walk by,
She looked at me and then said “Hi..”
From the heart I now compose
Orchestral melodies of sweet repose.
About Leron France
Leron France is someone who believes in doing whatsoever his hands find to do, with all his might, to the glory and honour of God (Ecclesiastes 9:10; 1 Corinthians 10: 31).
France is currently enrolled with the Structuralia University located in Spain in pursuit of a Master’s in Energy Systems and Renewable Energies, through their online degree program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Pastoral Emphasis) with a minor in Business Administration from the University of the Southern Caribbean (2016).
He was a teacher for two years (2001 – 2003) at the Bequia SDA primary and secondary schools, before commencing employment with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the capacity of an Inspector in the Electrical Inspectorate Division, where he has worked for the past 18 years. He is certified from City and Guilds of London Institute in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as in Electrical Inspection and Testing.
France also holds a diploma in PC Repair Technician and was certified as a CompTIA A+ IT Technician. He is the holder of a wireman’s license in St. Vincent since March 31, 2006, and has worked as a private electrical contractor since 2007. He has over fifteen years of experience as a small business owner.
Leron is an intelligent, adventurous, resourceful, talented, caring young man, who has a passion for personal development and helping others become all they can be. He loves baking, playing sports, playing the piano, writing poetry, singing, gardening, making people laugh, reading, hiking and teaching. He regularly facilitates an electrical installation course, organized by the National Qualification Department and the Adult and Continuing Education Unit where young men and women under the age of thirty are taught and certified in the skill of electrical installation.
In his everyday job as an Electrical Inspector and electrician he helps people to safely access electricity to light and power their world.