Poetry Corner

POEM: Dear John

POEM: Dear John

January 11, 2013 | Comments: 3

Behind the tears Lies the pain No more love Can I retain The emotion is deep And the scar is lasting A mind bent A heart collapsing I loved for the time And endured ...

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POEM: I’m living in a ghost town

POEM: I’m living in a ghost town

December 31, 2012 | Comments: 23

I’m living in a ghost town; All my dreams are upside down, Smiles are frowns, friends act like clowns. And it’s only because My brain’s in fuzz, I can’t hear ...

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A Poem for Newtown

A Poem for Newtown

December 24, 2012 | Comments: 10

Just got shot and killed They told me I’m heading to heaven But why did this happen to me? I’m only seven Barely seen much since kindergarten I’m ...

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POEM: The unknown job

POEM: The unknown job

October 22, 2012 | Comments: 4

Editor’s note: This poem was written in observance of  International Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) Day on October 20. Up above the airport’s floor There’s ...

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POEM: A note to my black sistahs

POEM: A note to my black sistahs

September 25, 2012 | Comments: 76

My hair doesn’t need to be told to relax… or need to be pressed, or weakened So that it can fly in the wind Or be flung over the shoulder I’d rather carry the ...

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POEM: Dominica cries

POEM: Dominica cries

May 16, 2012 | Comments: 16

Dominica asks why? Why are my people silent? Have they lost their love for me? Have they lost their courage to fight? I am in shackles, I need to be set free. ...

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POEM: Sometimes We Fail

POEM: Sometimes We Fail

May 13, 2012 | Comments: 13

This poem is written by a mother especially to her children, inspired she says, by the Almighty Father. She’s a Dominican living in St. Lucia.   SOMETIMES ...

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POEM: Letter to life

POEM: Letter to life

May 9, 2012 | Comments: 11

Dear life, in regards to the agreement we had some many years ago, I realize that our contract has been breached allow me to point out why I say so. In sections one ...

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POEM: Beautiful, for a black girl

POEM: Beautiful, for a black girl

May 4, 2012 | Comments: 29

Straight narrow nose Small pouty pink lips High cheekbones Wavy locks You are beautiful For a black girl they say My heart aches. Racial prejudice Still lives on in ...

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POEM: Note from a pretty girl

POEM: Note from a pretty girl

April 23, 2012 | Comments: 13

I wish you’d look beyond my pretty face —-far past the beautiful eyes, dig deep into my soul to find out what makes me laugh and Discover what makes me ...

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POEM: Twice a child

POEM: Twice a child

April 11, 2012 | Comments: 5

We curtsy to him who we do not see And with a girl murdered long ago we drink tea We compliment grandma on how beautifully she has done up her strawberry blonde hair ...

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POEM: Facebook Stalker

POEM: Facebook Stalker

March 23, 2012 | Comments: 33

Dear Miss Beautiful Excuse me if this seems rude, … I know we’ve never met, But I’ve been loving you for a while. Yes, I’ve loved you for a very long ...

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POEM: What is Nature?

POEM: What is Nature?

March 7, 2012 | Comments: 4

Is nature rocks tumbling off a cliff, landslide after much rain? Is nature salt water slapping against a sandy shoreline? Is nature an untouched grassy surface or ...

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POEM: Cricket message

POEM: Cricket message

February 24, 2012 | Comments: 3

For years many have rallied around the West Indies Celebrating numerous victories Game by game the Caribbean people have been supportive With a radio to the ears, ...

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POEM: Circle of love

POEM: Circle of love

January 2, 2012 | Comments: 1

Circle of love they punctured her artery she screamed at the top of her lungs and spit out the fire of a thousand dragons she hemorrhaged all over  spilling blood ...

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POEM: Time to stand against crime and violence

POEM: Time to stand against crime and violence

December 15, 2011 | Comments: 12

Time to stand! Time to counteract  the crime and violence which seems to hold our country at ransom Time to unite in numbers, time to replace the negativity with ...

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POEM: The crisis

POEM: The crisis

November 28, 2011 | Comments: 1

People killing each other like its a daily chore Mothers killing babies …there is no sense of family anymore Kids copy and imitate everything they see A rapper ...

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POEM: Time to speak, time to stand

POEM: Time to speak, time to stand

November 27, 2011 | Comments: 20

Father I come before your throne seeking your blessing As a nation we have fallen, as a people we are stressing Crime and violence is on the increase Week after week ...

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POEM: Speak less

POEM: Speak less

November 26, 2011 | Comments: 18

The nitwit who seldom speaks appears wise, Silence disguises nitwitery Speak less – be heedful with your ears and eyes, A busy tongue absorbs nothing It cultivates ...

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POEM: Don’t you hear my cry?

POEM: Don’t you hear my cry?

November 20, 2011 | Comments: 13

Dominica and Dominicans are in crises It’s not all about politics but also human injustice “Don’t you hear my cry ?” For nine months I was ...

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POETRY: The system

POETRY: The system

November 4, 2011 | Comments: 12

Corruptive! Deceptive! We’re living in a world where the poor continues to suffer The rich continues to become richer We’re living in a system that needs ...

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POETRY: I am

POETRY: I am

November 2, 2011 | Comments: 8

Verdant forests and wild sweet cherries Joyful laughter and smiling faces Fresh air and warm sweet breeze Relaxing beaches and enchanting trails I offer all to you. ...

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