Category Archives: English Language Poems

Hate is more than a four-letter word

Hate is more than a four-letter word, it is a radicalising philosophy. See the righteous rage of fundamentalist religion, Sacrificing human rights for political gain, Empowering few, enslaving more: creating division, Perceiving no evil and causing great pain. Hate is … Continue reading

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Womb

Contemplating the world from a darkened womb: my bedroom. I listen to the noises of the day going by from my haven. My home is my sanctuary, and I feel considerably less dread. Outlined in my mind, solutions to the … Continue reading

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Betrayal

Tell me mirror on the wall, was it wise to tell him all? He said that I could lean on him, but with this betrayal, my light is dim.   He’d known my sunnier disposition; he said my angst was … Continue reading

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The Four Mouseketeers

This morning, I found four tiny brown kittens, cowering in a basket near my kitchen stairs. I looked at my mother who put on her mittens saying “Don’t even ask it! And no more of those tears!” “Alright,” she said … Continue reading

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Just stay the course

Just stay the course, we chant to ourselves, keeping pace on our journey begun so long ago. To walk the path to certain damnation, knowingly, for twenty-two, too short, long years, requires courage untold. To ignore the gratuitous din, the tempting promise … Continue reading

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Let’s get physical

  Pumping iron, much stronger than my will. Enduring sheer torture on this sleek treadmill. Doing two hundred sit-ups and feeling the burn. Reviewing reggae aerobic dance steps that I now have to learn. Stretching tight muscles, doing lunges and … Continue reading

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Bowens: An Elegy to a Village

When the annals of Jamaica are written the village of Bowens will be but a footnote; overwhelmed by the tide of time and relentless economic progress. As life emerges from death, so too did New Bowens, a housing scheme, supplant … Continue reading

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Moving On

  I am moving on, finding my place, not constrained by a niche. never letting opportunity watch me pass by. I am the world. The birth of an idea – my fertility proven. I tap into my subconscious for new … Continue reading

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Becoming a Leader

Take heed, but have hope, Myself; you are becoming a leader. Learn that dreams are fragile, and destiny, fluid. I witnessed at first hand the horror of my fear. I stared into the abyss of an uncertain future as my … Continue reading

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Life’s Wishes Questioned

I have dreamed the impossible, and it is happening. So why am I angry with life’s longed-for turns? Forgiving myself though I dropped the baton. Can’t immortality come in many subtle guises? Postponing my fix, despite the longing. Will I … Continue reading

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