Jamaica Poetry, Other 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

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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

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Jamaican Poetry : Attacking Ships

By: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2010, Denise N.  Fyffe My life is being attacked My relationships are being attacked If you come next to me, You are going to be attacked; All that glitters turns to rust and not gold My enemies start to smile And my friends get cold; My eyes can’t be… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry : Attacking Ships

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Jamaican Poetry: Regret

I took for granted What I had, I lost it Now I want it back So bad; I doubted what existed What it could be Now, there is This perpetual longing, Living Inside of me; I embrace Very few regrets But I cling To the moment where... You left.   Copyright © 2014, Poetess Denise… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Regret

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Jamaican Poetry: Hurricane Sandy (Dance Sandy dance)

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Denise N. Fyffe Hurricane Sandy blew very strong Kicked up her skirts Backed slapped Jamaica with her right hand; Sandy trampled across the Pedro Keys, tapping her heels as she sashayed across the Caribbean Sea; She whipped up the waves onto the Caribbean Terrace back streets, She moved… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Hurricane Sandy (Dance Sandy dance)

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Jamaican Poetry: Di man for me

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe As a Jamaican ooman I would like to think, There is a Jamaican man who nah go mek mi boat sink. Him will tek mi by di hand and lead di way, An won’t run from di danger, him lef mi fi face.… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Di man for me

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Jamaican Poetry: Jamaican Parent and Child

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Me as a woman so strong and divine, Will tek care of my picknie, with love and time Me as a woman bold and free, I am ashamed, I don’t want my picknie doing manual work, Like me. Tough love I know, tough… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Jamaican Parent and Child

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Jamaican Poetry: Ghetto Burial

By: Davene Rowe. Copyright © 2010, Davene Rowe. Buttons and T-Shirt memorabilia of a man who lived and died by the gun Ironically with the words ‘GONE TOO SOON” engraved A glass chariot transports the dead in style reminiscent of a fairy tale life The blings and the mode of dress are no different from… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Ghetto Burial