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Colonization in Reverse by Louise Bennett

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 Colonization in Reverse by Louise Bennett

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Dry-Foot Bwoy by Louise Bennett

Dry-Foot Bwoy by Miss Louise Bennett Wha wrong wid Mary dry-foot bwoy? Dem gal got him fi mock, An when me meet him tarra night De bwoy gi me a shock! Me tell him seh him auntie an Him cousin dem sen howdy An ask him how him getting awn. Him seh, 'Oh, jolley,jolleyl' Me… Continue reading Dry-Foot Bwoy by Louise Bennett

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Kas Kas by Louise Bennett

By: Louise Bennett Yuh se me trial now mah? Dat marga gal winjy Want put me eena kas-kas An big lian story She sen come call me toder day An wen ah goh me chile De whole fambly gader roun me Like I was kerosene ile Dem sey smaddy tell miss Terry An she tell… Continue reading Kas Kas by Louise Bennett

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No Lickle Twang by Louise Bennett

By: Louise Bennett Coverley Me glad fi see yuh come back, bwoy, But lawd, yuh let me dung Me shame a yuh so till all a Me proudness drop a grung. Yuh mean yuh go dah Merica An spen six whole mont deh, An come back not a piece better Dan how yuh did go… Continue reading No Lickle Twang by Louise Bennett

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Jamaican Poetry : Fishing by Denise N. Fyffe

Delicately you cast such a Wide net, for me And I swim deeper still; Yet, you await my rise to the surface; you tempt me with Nectar, with a wasp’s bait Enchanting me, yet I try to swim, deeper still.   ***** About the writer: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry : Fishing by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry : Tempting Apple by Denise N. Fyffe

Tempting Apple I'll sit in a tree And watch you looking at me surely tempted by this apple you see Out of your reach, I will tempt thee but I am assured, you do not have the will to reach for me; I'll change colours, to more brilliant shades turn your eyes, while you wait… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry : Tempting Apple by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry : Precious by Denise N. Fyffe

Precious The smile in a baby's eye, when he is looking at you The love in your child's face when he hugs you That same love in the eye's of that special someone The first sunrise, on a mountain's peak ...The first time, both your lips meet; The first touch, the first smile The first… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry : Precious by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Spring by Denise N. Fyffe

Spring By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe Blossoms o'er and above the hill A sign that nature's heart yet beats stronger still Four months basked in a cloak of white Viking trees once starving orphans, exposed to the winters banshee cries; Now the sun kisses each baby leaves eye Limbs outstretched waving… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Spring by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Sneeze by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Si, me jus leggo one sneeze, Mi feel it all di way to me knees Not a body or a gentle bone, Mi wrap up, inna mi bed all alone; Wata jus a beat down mi windah, Like it a beg, “Mistress, mistress… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Sneeze by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: The Wretched of the Earth by Denise N. Fyffe

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe We are the wretched of the earth, The scourge of Babylon, The lepers of Israel, The untouchables of India; We are the despised and our Brothers and sisters have been fed lies. We are the bile of the universe, The perpetually handicapped; Teased, molested,… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: The Wretched of the Earth by Denise N. Fyffe