To rich to be poor

i can hear
the children singing
to drum beats
as my skin feels
the morning heat..

butterflies galore
dancing in between each
orange and
coconut tree..

waiting for each breeze
that cools
the drips from eyebrows..

reggae music
gospel music
is the vibes
that fills up the evening..

power over the emotions
is huge
he is always near
where ever
i may be..

my imagination entertains him
while he
observes from the luxury
of his
full of originality..

does he find
the beauty
in the words said?

dominoes played
while white rum drunk
everyone dancing
the music does not let me stay still
with the spirits
of the Jamaican people
my only drink is
a song of happiness..

grandmothers with
inspiring storytelling
and proverbs
on the hottest days
that touched
my soul..

faced with the current
harsh economic climate
the youth them
despondent and dejected
by the lack of

altercations are many
threats that are proved
to be more than words
knifes guns are used
with no value of life

deeply entrenched
in the psyche
of the youths
a secret pact or vow
is kept..

thier life’s circumstances
that batter and bruise them..

a lovely country
blessed with so
many people of enormous
god given potential
i want to kiss
all the tired lines
on foreheads..

lush fruit trees
soothing rivers and springs..

soul stirring
and contagious
written on leaves
of palm trees
in a land
that’s just to rich to be poor..

To rich to be poor


Joined August 2010

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