Black Poetry : Jamaica Mountains [for heartbeat]

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Hunter, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    [For Heartbeat who wondered where Jamaica flows on a Saturday Afternoon]

    Imagine
    All this time
    And I did not know
    That there were
    Mountains In Jamaica

    Thought the island
    Was as simple as
    Blue waters
    Rushed against sand

    Altitudes
    Slave-mentality attitudes
    I did not even understand

    Where was the free education?
    The low-income housing and
    the universal health care?

    And if I climb
    Jamaica mountains

    Will I find the answers
    Way up there?

    Why can't the shoemaker
    just make enough shoes
    so the children don't
    have to wear their feet
    bare?

    air
    seems so much
    thinner
    up there

    and governments
    have failed
    to escalate heights

    summits speak volumes
    Of human plight

    I strain my ears
    To hear

    "Come Back To Jamaica"
    "Come Back To Jamaica"

    never knew
    There were mountains

    out there


    *Carribean Sees*

    Hunter
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ahhhhhhh!!

    ja~mai~ca de place 2 be............thankz
    for letting me enjoy the mind motion of jamaica.

    :D
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Insight matched only by the beauty of your words. Thank you Mame.
     
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    your flow

    has a way of bringing the serene and the conscious together in a beautiful blend....

    edify as you enchant, Poetess!

    thank you

    a
     
  6. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree with a...the way that you can meld beauty and pain together to make perfect sense is a rare thing...and your writing paints such vivid imagery, it's almost like being there, feeling it...

    K
     
  7. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank-you for your kind words poets..meditating on your comments as usual

    *struggling to breathe in thin air*

    Heartbeat..you are most welcome

    :heart:
     
  8. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so, very nicley written, dear hunter. yes, indeed.
     
  9. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter

    I was transfixed with your scribe sis. Now we know Jamacia has mountains.....





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