POEM OF THE WEEK
Jamaica tek de world by stahm (Part 1)
See im Mummy a yahd
Wondah why im wuk 'ard?
Now is she feel 'im joy
Well proud a 'im boy
A she pickni did dare
Return di world stare
Bredren cotch pon di wall
Dem a watch im grow tall
Dem a laugh aftah im
Why wayse time a gym?
Different gun a im fate
No im nah 'esitate
Fran dat pistol did fiah
Nuff yout im inspiah
In Jamaica time 'ard
Unger pass true nuff yahd
Plenty penny 'affi scrape
Fi mek im rise to im fate
When im weaken wi' doubt
Ol' Pappy call im out
Muss Anansi nah seh
Swiffess man lead di way?
'Im nah believe in 'go slow'
Ee ave no paht in 'im show
Ah nuh backward we move
Every life muss improve
Almighty God give 'im giff
Man nah trifle wi dis
If 'im give tanks an praise
Di roof ee muss raze
Of course' 'im did dance
'Im leff, nuttin to chance
When 'im lightnin unleash
All Jamaica at peace
Di world cyan keep pace
When tree million a race
Fram di rooftop muss 'allah
Out of Many, One Cullah!- Steve Shaw
She is 50
Let us marvel at the state of her beauty,
50 years and still going strong.
She attained liberation from her parents abroad
And now takes the world by storm.
She is 50 but has accomplished a lot during her time,
All eyes on her.
Her radiant smile, physical beauty
It's a miracle how she managed to stay in shape.
My mother, our mother and a daughter to the world.
Let us stand in her honor as we celebrate her birth,
Let us rise above the struggles we face as a
family and give praises.
She is 50 and standing so proud,
Jamaica land, her mark will always be around.
- Dujan Crossfield.
I'll always be here for you
I sense a distance between us; you seem very far away;
No longer do you rush to see me at the end of your day.
I cannot help but wonder; am I losing your heart?
Are you drifting away from me?
Are we growing apart?
I remember when you use to touch me;
Oh, what pleasure the thought still brings.
Just the way you would look at me,
Would make my heart sings.
I long for the melody of your voice,
Whispering lovingly into my ear
Endearing words of love that every woman wants to hear.
I am living from the memories we created in the past;
Nights of passionate lovemaking I thought would always last.
Has someone taken your love away?
Is there another where I used to be?
Or is it you've been burdened by life's stormy seas.
Whatever challenges you are facing
Whatever heartache you are going through
Just know you don't have to face them alone
I'll always be here for you.
- Diane Franklyn