A New Year can be filled with happy thoughts
Saying words that can only be expressed in poetic form
It's that time when you get to share much warmth
Or grieve over the past
It's a time for new beginnings
Because the past no longer matters
A time to chill alone
The absent lover
As December fades away
Praying for brighter days
It's the end of an era
Where the fool-hearted got wasted
And morals collapsed
And hopes were dashed
The future is rife with possibilities
Buoyed with expectancies
2015 was no kinda ordinary
Void of opportunities
We hope 2016 will be extraordinary
And as our thoughts become more clear
With midnight knocking on doors everywhere
Wine and good cheer
We give thanks for this, a New Year
Blessings and harmony
Peace and Love to Everyone
It's a brand New Year
- Charmaine Wallace
Colour of Senses
Know your passions and live them through
Imagine a world that's not black and white - well, we live in it
As I sit on the beach let me share what I see so you can also be in it:
Drone flying and kids playing
Waves breaking and waves crashing
Palms swaying and boats sailing
Birds flying and patrons swimming
Baby crying and man floating
Vodka drinking and airplane passing
Jamaican flag sailing and crab running.
We live in a world of action
You, yes you, go create your own satisfaction!
Yellow green and black of the Jamaican flag
Red white and green lights flashing on the passing plane
Green blue alterations of the Caribbean Sea
Lush green hills overlooking hotels standing with twinkling white and yellow lights
Clouds grey and clouds white
Heavenly mixture of the colours in the sunset
The colours of caution - red and white "no diving, 3 feet deep"
Red blue purple yellow all make up the Blu
The white and blue of the beach chairs have to be in the mix too
As from it I sit and blessed with a lot of words - not just a few
With every splash the blue green Caribbean Sea, it becomes white
It's now night
As visibility declines - something inclines
God's work of art shows in its marvel - water particles gushing in the wind
Particles white as a smog of smoke passing through the air
Time to leave draws near
What to see soon is a busy town where my feeling of safety is no more - what takes over is fear
Yes, I'll cruise on the pedals and drive with care
This poem now ends, as this beach side is now too cold!
Take my word, on these words - I'll do this again before I'm old.
- Sandre O. Lowers
Love finds its own
Funny how love
finds its own course
like water breaking through steel
"EVERY HOE HA DEM "STICK" AH BUSH"
true saying, all inclusive proverb
eyes across the distance
you are brave
mighty man of valour
with some serious backbone
right on the topic
we pray that overwhelming sorrow
does not overwhelm
see and save your son
God Complex or no
it is a real man by your side when you need one is justice itself
the coin has two sides and rolls on its side
even though the speech was well rehearsed
funny how love finds its own
- Helen-Ann Elizabeth Wilkinson
Dem move di restriction
An release ganja
Rasta man glad seh ganja
A lang lang time rasta a wait
Come wi goh chant
Come wi goh chant
Man glad seh ganja release
Im tap a police station
Wid ganja eena im position
A ask police fi im direction
By police explanation
Him eena a bad situation
But ganja noh free
Two ounce fi wan man
Five tree fi wan man
Acres a tree fi wan nedda
set a man
Dis noh rite pan jah lan
Let freedom flow
Das wi caan plant ganja
But ganja noh free
Ganja noh free
So this is Christmas
So this is Christmas
It's here again
This extra special time we can spend with family and friends
The music, the gifts, the love and the sorrel blend
Oh, how I wish Christmas could come every morning again and again
A change in the weather Mr. Christmas brings along,
With such cold soft Christmas breeze.
The turkey, the ham and rice and gungo peas
I just can't get enough of times like these
Mr. Christmas gave my little sister exactly what she needed
Sending His only begotten Son through a virgin
And it is here on Earth he would be planted
To live, to eat, to preach and comfort the broken hearted
All these things and so much more is why this is Christmas
- Roshain R. Greensword
Yeh, ih deh yah.
Some man a ring out di year, but a who care?
Some a halla christmus while di prices tan up
Yes it awnn yah,
Guys a push election some inna vexation for dem a ring in di new but a nuh true.
Yeh it deh yah -
Power cut and bad road man deh yah -
If u caan buy de meddie buy di food, for di choice a di health or di belly.
When u cant pay di rent buy di rice, for di food a di staaf af di life.
Chicken back and tin mack wow ih nuff, for di fowl flying out a wi touch.
Wow ih deh yah,
Pressure tun up pan a man fi deliver -
Bad man inaa drought fi hole a dalla, das why man a claim dem a nigger.
Under age a hold babes for another man,
while every day a pass dem empty hand.
Yep it deh yah, some a ring out di old but iz a game, for as ih turn 16 man inna pain.
Seh is a shame, how a holiday a meck a man vain for every
Yeye get blind by di season, an every gripe fi year turn merry.
Dem a ring out di new but fi who?
- Homer Sylvester
I took Your time
and used it mine
Now I have nothing good to show.
and was brazen enough
to try to go my life alone
but spiritually, so young
I had no clue, just what King Jesus could do.
Sinful addictions, veiled serious convictions
idols of different kinds
That cunning devil in the dark
whispering and showing the splendor of the world.
But mighty God You heard my cry
heard my sighs, aye
only You mighty God could change me
without breaking my spirit.
The time, the time, if I had known
I would have given it to You.
- Nicole N. Watson