Jamaican poetry by poetess denise fyffe

Jamaican Poetry: Land of Wood and Water

Lucious, bumptious, bodacious Jamaica
Happy, fun, and glee;
Land of wood and water
The people irie and sweet;

Fly over the ocean
Or come by sea;
Tune in through the internet
Just don’t steal or culture beats;

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Wacky Wednesdays
A party or three;
Merry is the children
Climbing mango trees;

Sunshine, or moonshine
People strolling along;
Minding their business
Swaying to a Reggae song;

Social circles ostracize
If your pocket be empty and undersize;
Poverty lays its plan
No man is an island;

During pandemic or in normal time
Unfair rules govern, unfair rules cause envy and spite;
Shake the arm, grease the palm 
Opens any door;

Willie Lynch govern
Willie Lynch stubborn;
Willie runs the bank
Black people by history trapped;

Backra master standards
Strangle this nation;
Under Union Jack
Many are still trapped;

Orange or Green
Order you machine
Cause politics games play
Watch out for the pits and graves;

Norman Manley or Sangsters
Pick or choose;
Wherever a plane land
You can use to come through;

Jamaica, Jamaica
Sunny and sweet;
The likkle Caribbean island
Dancing to its own Reggae beat.

 

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About the writer:
Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for more than eight years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She is a freelance writer for online publications such as Revealing the Christian Life, Jamaica Rose, Entertainment Trail, My Trending Stories among others.

Check out her book How to Keep Writing

This book shares key practical strategies on how to become an author and a working writer. It helps you to get over the everyday nuisances that hinder the writing process. You can follow each strategy, at your own pace until you are writing frequently. It is geared towards both aspiring fiction and nonfiction authors and working writers who produce content, on a daily basis.

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