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The Caribbean Family: Examining Family Diversity in The Caribbean

The family is the genesis of all societies. It is our most basic economic, political, and social unit. It is within the family unit that individuals first learn the value of work and the worth of their possessions. It is within the family that individuals first experience authority, cooperation, and governance. The Family Families teach … Continue reading The Caribbean Family: Examining Family Diversity in The Caribbean

Jamaican poetry by poetess denise fyffe

Jamaican Poetry: Land of Wood and Water

Lucious, bumptious, bodacious JamaicaHappy, fun, and glee;Land of wood and waterThe people irie and sweet; Fly over the oceanOr come by sea;Tune in through the internetJust don't steal or culture beats; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Wacky WednesdaysA party or three;Merry is the childrenClimbing mango trees; Sunshine, or moonshine People strolling along;Minding their businessSwaying to a … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Land of Wood and Water

Jamaican poetry by poetess denise fyffe

Jamaican Poetry: Sunday Night

Sunday nightWatching at StandpipeCorner, watching as another dayWatching as another lifePass us by; People dancingRocking to the vibes, aliveInside the jukebox, at the shopOblivious of the nightUnobservant to the lifePassing by; Hard things flyPeople scamper like diceFleeing, no more safety for the guyNo more dancing tonight;As another one liesSpirits sailing highLife passing up high; Sunday … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Sunday Night