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The Calabash Experience: Lovers Leap Guest House

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2018, Denise N. Fyffe With bated breath and eager hearts, Davene and I are eager to reach the cool hills of St. Elizabeth. We have been waiting for months, to experience the world-renowned literary festival, Calabash, at Treasure Beach. We had a few false starts in trying to leave… Continue reading The Calabash Experience: Lovers Leap Guest House

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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

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Jamaican Poetry: Hibiscus Memory by Denise N. Fyffe

Hibiscus Memory I see the sun Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb And I am tempted outside; I step on the grass carpet And it feels like heaven under my toes; My limbs flex My arms stretch My eyes turn to heaven And I bid the Father hi; In two steps I bend at… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Hibiscus Memory by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: My Jamaican Heritage by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe My Jamaican heritage Is more than just where I was born It is more than the color of my skin It is more than the language I speak; My Jamaican heritage is the combination of everything; My Jamaican heritage is the struggles I face My… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: My Jamaican Heritage by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Jamaica, Our Country by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe How is it that our country, Jamaica stands On the left, but not on the right hand? How is it that our country moves, Through treacherous reefs, sailing through and through? How is it that our country breathes, These toxic fumes of crime and urban… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Jamaica, Our Country by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: I live in a time (Barack Obama Poem) by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe I live in a time, When man is unshackled; Unshackled from his past, Unshackled from his mental slavery. I live in a time, When men choose black and not white; I live in a time, When what lies were told, can no longer hold us.… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: I live in a time (Barack Obama Poem) by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: My Black Story by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe I stand in my skin And I ponder within Of my history Of my story. The foundation of me Which I forget so easily Of my history Of my story. Those who struggled Those who fought for my freedom For our freedom. Now… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: My Black Story by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry : Sleep eludes me by Denise N. Fyffe

Sleep eludes me As my heart is confiscated by deceit And poisoned by betrayal My mind is consumed with hurt And it claws to the depths of my soul; Layer by layer of happiness is shredded to dust And blown, gone with the winds of time Swallowed up into oblivion, where I am soon to… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry : Sleep eludes me by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Mother Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe Mother Bearer and protector Of dark haired picknies Running down streets and traversing your countryside and Cockpit country; You bear in and out of season Feeding us yellow succulent mangoes Red juicy plums and apples And rain down giant breadfruits and nourishing coconuts; You clothe… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Mother Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Jamaica, Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess defy, Denise N. Fyffe Jamaica is an Amazing Musical paradise that Attracts global attention and produces Icons in music, track and Culture; we are At all times blessed and a blessing; Justice And fairness to all mankind; a Mecca of Chinese, Indian, Syrian, African influence, a melting… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Jamaica, Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Independent Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe 1962 we were reborn an independent land Lush green hills and brilliant aqua waters in the Caribbean span The sun set on August 6th and we were birthed a new nation Not a giant, but we had the beginnings, perseverance and culture to… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Independent Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Two Black girls without no bus by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe What an experience this is for us Travelling thru Needham without no bus It’s a little too adventurous For two black girls without no bus. What an experience this is for us Travelling thru Massachusetts with no blinkin’ bus It’s definitely too much… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Two Black girls without no bus by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Ideas by Denise N. Fyffe

The ideas, they are swirling in my head, Its time, to cut, chop, dissect and use them to earn some bread. One, two, ten and twenty By this time tomorrow I wont remember any. From God its a blessing, For man it may be a curse; But Lord, help me before me little head burst.-… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Ideas by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Sistah, Lif yuh head up by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Sistah, Lif yuh head up Pon yuh two foot, yuh fi tan up. Nuh mek nuh baddy tun yuh ova Nuh mek nuh man beat yuh shouldah. Sistah, Girl lif yuh head high, Achieve yuh goals, as far an as wide. Aim to… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Sistah, Lif yuh head up by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Bye bye dear by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe I see your face up in the clouds Your laughter ringing out loud Your breath upon my neck I know you lived with no regrets You are, what I want to be That love that keeps giving; I see your smile in my mind Taste your… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Bye bye dear by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: I’m Broken by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe I’m broken Borderline A bipolar accident waiting to ignite in my mind; What I am is a figment of the former me Deceased, Or at least That is what I have come to believe; More or less My confessions are real Life has stripped me And… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: I’m Broken by Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Royal Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe Royal empress so divine Arm outstretched like the grape vine Beauty radiant in the Caribbean sun Jamaica is royal, an empress That bids you to come; In scores and thousands Many traverse the great seas To see the hidden beauty which she keeps; They play on her… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Royal Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe