Compassionate living

I’m Like a Stepping Razor – Don’t Watch My Size. I’m Dangerous!!!

Anyone who follows my blog or networks with me on social media will not be surprised by my Friday song choice. I’m a reggae conosseur after all, you know.

It is a powerful song that speaks to me on so many levels and is by the legend and, some would say, hugely underrated and under appreciated Jamaican musical legend, Peter Tosh (McIntosh). You can see that I’m not biased thenπŸ˜‰. Have a listen and take in the words.πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Stepping Razor – Peter Tosh

Extract to reiterate the powerful connotations of this song’s lyrics about simply demanding fair treatment as a human being: 

“Bluntly, you don’t go through a fifth of the tribulation that I’ve been through. ‘Cause if you did, only your name would be here to represent you. 

If you wanna live. Treat me good. If you wanna live, live. I beg you treat me good. I’m like a walking razor. Don’t you watch my size. I’m dangerous. Said I’m dangerous.

If you are a bully. Treat me good. If you are a bully, a bully. I beg you treat me good. I’m like a stepping razor. Don’t you watch my size. I’m dangerous, dangerous”

Such powerful lyrics! 

I may look petite and like I should be malleable and easily led like a sheep. However, a word of warning, please approach me with caution and carry a white flag because I am a lion in waiting. It comes from my Maroon heritage (read about the Maroons here to understand (

Come in peace and we’ll get on just fine. Irie!!!πŸ‡―πŸ‡²βœŒοΈβ€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’›
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By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger:, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
Facebook Page: @NicholeMcIntoshFRSA
LinkedIn: Maroon Mindset

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