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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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Daily Journal 2018: Internal Struggles

There are moments in life when you hit a wall and you just can't get over it. These moments can cause a cataclysm of emotions to erupt in the mind and when no answer can be found, frustration erodes the swallow layers of the self. It is then one must dig to the depths to… Continue reading Daily Journal 2018: Internal Struggles

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#WhyIWrite: Book 6 by Author Denise N. Fyffe

I watched a video by renowned author J.K. Rowling, and I believe that she gets what many authors like myself are going through. Her Harvard Commencement speech was about 'The Benefits of Failure' and I could tell that she lived exactly what I am now going through. To have that  similarity is a great motivator. As… Continue reading #WhyIWrite: Book 6 by Author Denise N. Fyffe

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Why I Write by Author Denise N. Fyffe

I just watched a video by famously renowned author JK Rowling, and I believe that she gets what many authors like myself are going through. Her speech was about failure and I could tell that she lived exactly what I am now going through. To have that similarity is a great motivator. As such, it… Continue reading Why I Write by Author 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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Poetry Books by Denise N. Fyffe

Poetess Denise N. Fyffe As a child, I had a creative outlet through drama, skits, singing in the school choir, making and painting little flowers and designing cards for my friends and family. It seems unreal to me. I vaguely remember writing novellas in exercise books, as well. I do like to sing, but I didn’t stop… Continue reading Poetry Books 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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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 7 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost three years after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part become fully engaged.             9 Months So,… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 7 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 6 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged. 6 Months As my body healed, especially in the early… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 6 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 5 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged.   3 Months I returned to work 6 weeks after… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 5 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged.   Month 1 My first trip to the doctor was… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 3 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged.   Week 1 I still maintain that I was actually… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 3 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged. Day 1 When I woke up, I wondered about my… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 1 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged. My recovery process is going good; however, from the very… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 1 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids: What are they and Where are they?

When females hear the word fibroids, other concepts such as cancer, pain, barren and agony comes to mind. For generations black women have been suffering more from this disease than any other women, in any other racial group. It has been surmised that one in four women have fibroids in their uterus and generally it is… Continue reading Fibroids: What are they and Where are they?

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Fibroids Testimonial: Week 4, Post Surgery

It's 11:11 p.m. on January 11th and I am a little concerned about the healing progress of my myomectomy surgical incision. Let's just say it's being stubborn! Over the last three weeks, I have survived and itching with bated impatience and restricted movements. The wound has presented itself at different stages, more time it looks… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Week 4, Post Surgery