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Jamaican Poetry, Other Jamaican Writers

Dutty Tough by Louise Bennett

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 Dutty Tough by Louise Bennett

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Jamaican Poetry, Other Jamaican Writers

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

Jamaican Poetry, Other Jamaican Writers

Dry-Foot Bwoy by Louise Bennett

Dry-Foot Bwoy by Miss LouWha wrong wid Mary dry-foot bwoy?Dem gal got him fi mock,An when me meet him tarra nightDe bwoy gi me a shock!Me tell him seh him auntie anHim cousin dem sen howdyAn ask him how him getting awn.Him seh, 'Oh, jolley,jolleyl'Me start fi feel so sorry fiDe po bad-lucky soul,Me tink… Continue reading Dry-Foot Bwoy by Louise Bennett

Jamaican Poetry, Other Jamaican Writers

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

Jamaican Poetry, Other Jamaican Writers

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

Jamaican Poetry

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

Jamaican Poetry

Jamaican Poetry: Frienemies by Denise N. Fyffe

I look you in the eye And hear you spew Those lies Hear you rip and rend Hear the falsehoods Of which, I can't defend Myself; You took me, and made me a friend Then took from me And became an enemy, again I reflect on this time How it would be so easy to… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Frienemies by Denise N. Fyffe

Book Reviews and Features

Summer 2016 Musings #19 – From Sunroom to Sickroom

The last week has been brutal on my health. I am in the throes of a flu virus that is proving stubborn and unyielding. It started on Sunday, I woke up feeling as if a fat cow had sat on me all night. Every muscle hurt. Mind you I spent the week before painting the… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #19 – From Sunroom to Sickroom

Book Reviews and Features

Summer 2016 Musings #18 – Ungrateful

All of us are guilty of one common sin, being ungrateful or not appreciating what we have. Go ahead deny it, you will then commit another sin, lying. I am not being judgmental. Too often we go around forgetting where we came from; walking around as if we exist alone in this world. We are… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #18 – Ungrateful

Jamaican Poetry

Jamaican Poetry: Denying self

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, defy, Denise N. Fyffe I’ma just remind you that I’m still here Because you don’t see my words Doesn’t mean The words aren’t rattling here, In my mind I ain’t resigned They still linger They are still divine; They still clammer for the tip of my pen… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Denying self