Monday, October 10, 2005

Poetry: God's Creation

God's Creation
(For the people of the Caribbean)

SHE IS GOD’S CREATION

I CAN LOOK INTO HER EYES
AND SEE COLUMBUS AT THE MOMENT

SHE DISCOVERED HIM
THERE ARE TRACES OF AN ANCIENT PEOPLE IN HER FACE
OLD FOLK SAY THAT
THE CREATOR BLENDED CLAY WITH WATER FROM THE NIGER AND LAYOU RIVERS TO FORM THE BEAUTY OF HER STRUCTURE…
A SPLENDID MIXTURE OF

SWEET YAMS
and CASSAVA PONE

SHE IS SWEET TOO BAD -- BAD TO THE BONE
THIS EARTHLY ALCHEMY OF INDIGENOUS, AFRICAN, EUROPEAN, AND EAST INDIAN -- TRINI STYLE -- CALYPSO DRIVEN = PURE HUMAN.
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