Jamaican Poetry: Seething


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2017, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

I hiss mi teet an seethe
Like a cobra coiled
Deliberating…

Execute fury or
Recoil;
I hiss mi teet an seethe.

Mi mind racing thru corridors
Like a Amtrak train
Seeking recourse, seeking solution.
Meanwhile di devils chirp
Their song in mi head
Claro 3G break free…’
I goin to break somin yes
Two months,
Two significant problems
Too much;

I hiss mi teet and seethe.

Dis lady seh I mus seek recourse
Fi a five thousand dollars
I goin to seek
Judgement;
I hiss mi teet and seethe.

Di devils continue fi sing deh song

‘Claro 3G break free…’
I feel di tidal wave break in mi head.
I recoil and
Deliberate…
I hiss mi teet and seethe.

Jamaican Poetry: Dis Journalist Mad


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2017, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Now tell mi if di journalist nuh mad,
Fi go look pon 20 foot wave,
A wash pon land.
Afta yuh see sey one camera man almost drown,
Yuh a try get shot of Palisadoes grung;

Is anyting else damage?
Is yuh car alright?
Cause mi waan fi knuh,
Wah yuh a do inna storm 2’oclock a night?

Now tell mi if dis journalist nuh crazy,
Dem a go geh wi heart failure,
Or mek we have premature baby.
We jus waan knuh sey oonu safe an sound;
We nuh waan visit nuh burial ground.
Next ting di eulogy go read,
Great Jamaican, good friend father of some well sown seed;

Please mi a beg oonu nuh mek mi heart skip a beat;
Tek care, report good;
And of foolish acts, please beware.

Jamaican Weddings: Summer wedding favors


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe

People always throw away wedding favors, eventually, that they have no use for. You do not want this to happen wedding budgetafter spending so much money on them. Your efforts and planning would have been for naught. But if you come up with ingenious and simple options; things that people can use on the day or even when they go back home, this minimizes the likelihood of them being added to the wastebasket. You can sit and discuss with friends and family who have been to many weddings; finding out what their best wedding favor was and the worst. This is a simple and easy way to generate new ideas.

Giving guests hand held a fan as summer wedding favors is a popular practice. These months are known for their unbearable heat, and if your wedding is held outside, it could be a simple solution to the problem of heat and coming up with an idea for wedding favors. Fans are a casual as well as fun solution, and depending on the type of design, can translate to a casual or more formal theme. The wedding date, couples name, and other odd bits of information can be printed on the handle of the paper that makes up the fan. Putting the picture of the bride or groom can also be done. Oriental fans are a favorite choice of many. They will also be able to use the fan in other locations, at other times. If the fan is very sturdy, it can last for years and be a favorite of many people; possibly something they can take back at an anniversary celebration. You can also use manageable, small motored fans that can be easily carried and fit in ladies bags. These fans can also be embellished with silk, or lace.

For a long lasting wedding favor, think about giving plants. People can use them to add to their garden, or place in their homes. You will have to decide on a plant that most people can manage, doesn’t require a lot of care and can be transplanted if your guests wish to do so. Or you can have a mixture of plants. They can be fruit or flowered plants. Many people are environmentally conscious and there are foundations and groups that can have packages for the replanting of trees in deforested areas. This would be a nice memento for the occasion.

Packets of seeds are another perfect, environmental summer option for weddings. Your guests will be able to take these and plant them in the fall, or even on the wedding day. Again this can be done in gardens, or in areas identified for reforestation. You can add cards with little notes and other keep sakes if you wish with instructions for planting the seeds and what type of plant they are. You can choose seeds for your favorite flower or fruits.

Jamaican Weddings: Wedding Day tips for the groom


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2010, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe

destination-wedding jamaicaMany people who tattoo their skin have the areas that display the tattoo waxed or shaved; especially if it is very hairy, like their arm. Manscaping is a novel idea for some men; the thought of removing hair from places such as your chest, arm or back is just an intolerable thought. But, this might be very considerate if you plan to vacation one an island and strut your stuff on the beach. It will also be considerate to your new wife. Women shave, pluck and wax almost every part of their body; men may consider doing this for some parts of theirs.

Removing hair is a serious contemplation for men; especially those who are macho and are highly against it, but will consider it for their spouses. If you are going to shave or wax certain areas, keep in mind the need to moisturize and use sun block to both protect it from sunlight and keep it moisturized. If you plan on venturing to the Caribbean or any tropical area this is even more necessary. Here is another great reason to remove unsightly hair. It will look horrible and repulsive on the beaches or in public. If you have back hair or an immense over growth of chest hair consider, waxing. As men, you should be even more tolerant of pain; as it does not last forever. Your newlywed wife will be very appreciative, receptive and might even reward you for your actions.

A lot of people shave their armpits. Seeing a bushy forest from under a man’s arm is truly a put off and might be a huge turn off, if you are planning on wearing tank tops on those tropical getaways. Another benefit is that, once removed, you will not have to worry about your odor or perspiration so much; as the deodorant will be applied directly into your skin. The occurrence of sweat marks and stains on your shirts should also lessen. This act is both beneficial to you and your partner.

Removing hair from your man bits; now this is a tricky topic for some. You do not have to go as bald as a new-born baby. You have different alternatives, like just trimming. Remove the excess. If you choose to shave all off, then you have to maintain it, as anywhere you remove hair, there will be stubble. This can give our spouse razor burn or chaff her skin.

Tanning is another consideration for those all white and milky men; especially if you are coming from the colder regions. You might not want to glow when you visit the tropical islands. You don’t have to do excessive tanning in tanning salons. You can choose to go to a spa and allow them to air brush you. Choose a nice shade that will compliment you and not make you look like an orange human.

Jamaican Wedding: Tips for The Hairy Groom


 

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

Many people who tattoo their skin have the areas that display the tattoo waxed or shaved; especially if it is very hairy, like their arm. Manscaping is a novel idea for some men; the thought of removing hair from places such as your chest, arm or back is just an intolerable thought. But, this might be very considerate if you plan to vacation one an island and strut your stuff on the beach, at your Jamaican Wedding. It will also be considerate to your new wife. Women shave, pluck and wax almost every part of their body; men may consider doing this for some parts of theirs.

Removing hair is a serious contemplation for men; especially those who are macho and are highly against it, but

Paulino's armpits

will consider it for their spouses. If you are going to shave or wax certain areas, keep in mind the need to moisturize and use sun block to both protect it from sunlight and keep it moisturized. If you plan on venturing to the Caribbean or any tropical area this is even more necessary. Here is another great reason to remove unsightly hair. It will look horrible and repulsive on the beaches or in public. If you have back hair or an immense over growth of chest hair consider, waxing. As men, you should be even more tolerant of pain; as it does not last forever. Your newlywed wife will be very appreciative, receptive and might even reward you for your actions in making your Jamaican Wedding and honeymoon, perfect.

A lot of people shave their armpits. Seeing a bushy forest from under a man’s arm is truly a put off and might be a huge turn off, if you are planning on wearing tank tops at your Jamaican Wedding or on those tropical getaways. Another benefit is that, once removed, you will not have to worry about your odor or perspiration so much; as the deodorant will be applied directly into your skin. The occurrence of sweat marks and stains on your shirts should also lessen. This act is both beneficial to you and your partner.

Gillette shave gel

Removing hair from your hairy groom, man bits; now this is a tricky topic for some. You do not have to go as bald as a new born baby. You have different alternatives, like just trimming. Remove the excess. If you choose to shave all off, then you have to maintain it, as anywhere you remove hair, there will be stubble. This can give our spouse razor burn or chaff her skin.

Tanning is another consideration for those all white and milky men; especially if you are coming from the colder regions. You might not want to glow when you visit the tropical islands or at your Jamaican Wedding. You don’t have to do excessive tanning in tanning salons. You can choose to go to a spa and allow them to air brush you. Choose a nice shade that will compliment you and not make you look like an orange human.

 

Confessions of a Jamaican Shopaholic


English: Confessions of a Shopaholic

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2016, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

There are thousands of people walking around who have a shopping addiction, in Jamaica and the world at large. Their addiction is that of being a shopaholic. This is can be a very adverse condition that depending on the individual can affect their financial, family and emotional life. We see this portrayed in the movie ‘Confession of a shopaholic’; where a young lady goes through the experience, but recovers. This is possible for anyone but it requires that they be willing to work through it.

A shopaholic has to change your psychological outlook. A lot of times there are stressful situations in our lives that drive us to any addiction whether it is smoking, eating, drinking and in this case, shopping. These problems might be at work, being laid off, and even having n unreasonable and difficult boss. People who go through separation, divorce or a death in their family can also turn to shopping.

Shopping offers a Jamaican shopaholic, a way to hide from and put out of their minds these stressful

Confessions of a Shopaholic (film)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

situations. Therefore the first step is to identify the stressors in our lives and work to get rid of them. This might mean that you have to change jobs, speak to people courteously about their influence on your conduct, or handle the grief of a painful situation.

You also have to modify your spending habits or have someone manage your funds for you. When you begin your resurgence it will be very trying and you will be tempted to continue shopping. However it would be easier if a friend or family member takes over paying your bills, managing your loans or take complete control of your finances. But you must choose someone you have complete faith in, someone who won’t hand over until you have made noteworthy progress and who is sympathetic. You will have to reveal to them the harshness of your problem and be wholly honest with them. This may be the most complicated part but it may be vital to your recovery.

Soon like the lady in the green scarf from ‘Confession of a shopaholic’; you too can overcome your shopping problems.

Interesting Statistics on Jamaica Olympics Track Team


A quick analysis of the selected athletes and their club and school affiliations show some interesting statistics, according work done by Oliver “Elmo” Harris.

 

As expected, MVP and Racers top the club grouping but it is quite surprising that Vere has gone back to the glory days and heads the school count with SIX athletes. Jago continues to stay on top of this list, Holmwood and C’Bar have become more consistent in recent years (FIVE) and Edwin Allen has made a breakthrough placing FOUR athletes on the team.

Clubs
———–
MVP – 11 athletes
Racers – 6 athletes
Cameron Blazers – 4 athletes
Sprint Tech – 3 Athletes
Coleman TC – 2 Athletes

Schools
————-
Vere – 6 athletes
Holmwood – 5 Athletes
St. Jago – 5 athletes
Edwin Allen – 4 athletes
Calabar – 4 athletes
Manchester – 3 athletes
Wolmers – 3 Athletes
Alpha – 2 athletes

Name Club School
———————–
Javon Francis Akon Cbar
Kaliese Spencer Cameron Blazers Manning
Jevere Bell, Cameron Blazers Seaforth
Christine Day, Cameron Blazers Tacky
Jaheel Hyde Cameron Blazers Wolmers
Deuce Carter Coleman Cbar
Hansle Parchment Coleman Morant Bay
Asafa Powell Fast Twitch Charlemont
Fedrick Dacres Julian C’Bar
Christania Williams MVP Edwin Allen
Rusheen McDonald MVP Garvey Maceo
Janieve Russell MVP Holmwood
Elaine Thompson MVP Manchester
Stephenie-Ann McPherson MVP Manning
Simoya Campbell MVP Spaulding
Megan Simmonds MVP St. Andrew
O’Dayne Richards MVP STGC
Shericka Jackson, MVP Vere
Julian Forte MVP Wolmers
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce MVP Wolmers
Jevaughn Minzie Racers Bog Walk
Annsert Whyte Racers Clan Carthy
Peter Matthews Racers Decarteret
Kemar Bailey-Cole, Racers Old harbour
Yohan Blake Racers St. Jago
Usain Bolt, Racers William Knibb
Ristananna Tracey sprint_tech Edwin Allen
Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby sprint_tech Holmwood
Shashalee Forbes sprint_tech Holmwood
Nathon Allen, St. Jago St. Jago
Nickiesha Wilson unknown Alpha
Shermaine Williams unknown Alpha
Kemoy Campbell unknown Bellfield
Damar Forbes unknown Campion
Andrew Riley unknown Cbar
Danniel Thomas unknown Edwin Allen
Tarasue Barnett unknown Edwin Allen
Williams-Mills unknown Ferncourt
Roxroy Cato unknown Green Island
Romel Lewis unknown Holmwood
Chrisann Gordon unknown Holmwood
Monique Morgan unknown Immaculate
Fitzroy Dunkley unknown JC
Clive Pullen Unknown KC
Natoya Goule unknown Manchester
Omar McLeod unknown Manchester
Kenia Sinclair unknown St. Jago
Kellion Knibb unknown St. Jago
Nickel Ashmeade unknown St. Jago
Kimber Williams unknown Vere
Shaneika Thomas unknown Vere
Simone Facey unknown Vere
Shadae Lawrence unknown Vere
VCampbell-Brown unknown Vere
Aisha Praught unknown
Aubrey Smith unknown
Daina Levy unknown
Leah Nugent unknown
Kal Davis-White unknown

Source: Interesting Statistics on Jamaica Track team | Trackalerts