Jamaican Poetry: Wat I Tink

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

I tink dis country should just stop;

Take a breath
An rally back
Mi tink it just need fi collapse…again
Just do somin drastic an reboot
Before we corrupt every single atom in di cranium of we yutes;

I tink dis worl fi jus pitch off a its axis;

Do a jig
Like it a kick off its panties;
Put on new draws
An settle down
Cause des governments,
False media
Jus tek di whole human zombies
Fi a bag a no paint face clown;

I tink every church just need to tek a year off;

Everybaddy go home
Check yuh self
Maybe go to a bar an drink a draft;
When yuh certain, stop play hypocrite
An really acknowledge seh God exist
An yuh commit every sin yuh always a commit
Jus rally back an start again;
But start wid a united front
An cut out di hol segregated denomination dem
It is time oonu realise seh di devil done set him lies
From di moment Christ ascended
Him mek sure di gospel was gonna be watered down
An we still don’t realise dis all now;

I tink we need to check our self
Don’t wait till di world end
Don’t wait for an ephipany
Don’t wait tell you lose yuh mumma, yuh puppa
Or any one of yuh picknie dem;
We need fi just tek a second
Dat is all it tek
Hol we han up to we face
Yuh jus tek a one deck;
Bax we self, even hotter than an abusive lover
An maybe den we will see
We are no different or better from another;
We will see that we all playing fools
Acting like likkle no lamp
No oil virgins
When di clock is about to strick
Ten to di magic hour
An we still sitting like we an God hand in hand
Wielding di power;

Yuh see when we realise
Dat everyting we know
An tink is a bag of lies
Den it is going to be too late
An we would have already been led like shih tzu puppies
To di gates of hell;
Yuh heard about goin to hell inna basket
Well no such good treatment
Dem who controls jus ago tek we an fling it;

I tink dis country should just stop
I tink dis worl fi jus pitch off a its axis
I tink every church just need to tek a year off
I tink we need to check our self.


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