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Darkness Falls


Haven’t posted here in a couple weeks. I have been going through a tumultuous weekend, culminating in a very emotional conversation.  While mulling over how I felt about it, I had a moment of  literary processing. Those who know me know that my therapeutic poems are called ‘brain dumps’, as I’m just dumping out my thoughts … Continue reading

Just Watching


This is written as a pre-Independence piece, thoughts commemorating the 48th Day of Independence for my country, Barbados.  Please enjoy. JUST WATCHING  I stop and stare while culture sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides down societal cracks. Desperate, I snatch air with clawed fingernails, digging trenches where villages were … Where values were…. Where neighbours were neighbours and looked out … Continue reading

Tribute – A Call To Action


This poem is a rewrite to an older piece I have highlighted in my blog before – Tribute – which was written to inspire artists to use their art to speak to atrocities in the world. It was inspired by the CULTURES OF RESISTANCE documentary.   I have reworked it and lengthened it  so it … Continue reading

Declaration


I stopped combing my mind, so my thoughts could lock!!! ~Saul Williams~ This poem started out of a conversation I had at work where I was explaining the significance of my growing dreadlocks (or just ‘locs’, coz I reject the notion of there being something dreadful about my hair!)  Anyhow, to me they represent my … Continue reading

Ghost


Haven’t written here in a little while… but I have still been writing! Here’s a different topic for a change – and, yes, it’s a brain dump as well….  I’m sure everyone can relate to this poem in some form or fashion… And, although I don’t focus on Halloween, this poem is apt for the season! … Continue reading

Package


Why is it that people always want the spoils without putting in the work? People always fall for the happy-ever-after myth, that after Prince Charming comes they just go straight off and live happily ever after… No one tells us that if Jazmin and Alladin had issues after they married, or what happened after Cinderella … Continue reading

Decay


Coming off of the erotic for a bit.  I have been aware of rumors being spread about me and I have not been a happy camper.  These people have been calling my lady and dropping hints about me and I had to defend myself unnecessarily for things that aren’t even true!  I have dropped out … Continue reading

Happy National Heroes Day! Poem: Manifesto


On this, Barbados‘ National Heroes’ Day, I was inspired to finish a poem I started a while back.  David Commisong, one of our country’s most noted Pan-Africanists, was reading a selection of some of the poems from our most celebrated poet, Edward ‘Kamau’ Brathwaite.  an internationally acclaimed poet laureate.  The first stanza is actually a … Continue reading

Tree of Magashi


This is my first guest post on my blog Passion’s Pleasure!  I wanted to have this poem up on this site on Friday, as it was International Women’s Day. However, as the day before was World Book Day, I was downloading over 50 books to my Kindle, and my Gmail account was temporarily blocked; they … Continue reading

Proud Leo


This poem was written last year when I was deciding to embrace change in my life. I was redefining who I was and who I wanted to be, and I was at the time listening to my friend Ras Bash’s song “I AM LION” almost every day, sort of like a meditation for the day. … Continue reading

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