Jamaica Poetry

Jamaican Poetry: Woman and Mother (For International Women’s Day)

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2011, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Sometimes she forgets herself And forget what she is worth She steeps low, giving more than she can afford; She is the mule you pass on your way Shouldering a burden That she has been left alone, to face; She is the cornerstone in… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Woman and Mother (For International Women’s Day)

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Jamaica Poetry, Other Writers

Jamaican Poetry: Dutty Tough by Miss Lou

Dutty Tough - by Louise Bennett Sun a shine but tings no bright; Doah pot a bwile, bickle no nuff; River flood but water scarce, yawl Rain a fall but dutty tough. Tings so bad dat nowadays when Yuh ask smaddy how dem do Dem fraid yuh tek it tell dem back, So dem no… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Dutty Tough by Miss Lou

Jamaica Poetry, Other Writers

Jamaican Poetry: Colonization in Reverse by Miss Lou

Colonization in Reverse - by Louise Bennett "Wat a joyful news, Miss Mattie I feel like me heart gwine burs Jamaica people colonizin Englan in reverse. By de hundred, by de tousan From country and from town, By de ship-load, by de plane-load Jamaica is Englan boun. Dem a pour out a Jamaica Everybody future… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Colonization in Reverse by Miss Lou