View of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, later the US Virgin Islands
Antonio Jarvis wrote many beautiful poems and short stories during his lifetime in the US Virgin Islands.
Here’s one called, Now from the old newspapers that you may enjoy.
By Antonio Jarvis
If I could pierce the darkness now
And send my soul afar
I would not hesitate to bow
At some new distant star.
If I could live the years again
Still knowing the things I know,
I scarcely think I should remain
Content at overthrow.
But I have now to live and learn
And only now to tread
For cold tomorrow is not born
And yesterday is dead.