Empire to Labour
Sharpe, Grant, Garvey, Bustamante, Manley
Empire to Labour, all weighed their plea
Shovel, hoe, brush, paint, axe, and the Stanley
Work use' to stretch as far as eyes could see.
Out of sight out of mind say we forgot
Rented paradise sharp exploitation
Now our leaders tug for the bigger cut
Face n' Gram, painted walls now posted walls
Labour unrest now just a day to rest
YS', Nanny Turtle Dunns Reach Reggae Falls
Alms than arms free the day, to be the guest.
We'll again unite a muscled lion
Volunteer to develop, our Zion.
- Sandre Lowers
The Carnage of Children
This is too much
I can't take it anymore
We need to protest
No time to demure
These vicious murders
need to have some sympathy
Why are they putting our children's life in jeopardy?
we cannot condone
be cause these murders' hearts are as hard as stone.
The children are the future
Why would someone do such a thing?
Why would you kill a child?
Do you know it is agonising?
The killing of children needs to be stopped
Killing a child!
How callous can you be?
I feel very depressed
because the next one could be me.
I just want God to
help me not to lose my bright sight
so I can see what my future will be like
I'm not going to wish bad for them
I just want them to stop
Instead of bringing these children down
bring them to the top
Their atrocious behaviour
they must mend
Many times I pray to God
for the carnage of our children to end.
Rumario Archer, 15
As the flowers bloom and the trees shed new life
so he sweats and toils for her delight
stares in her eyes like rays piercing snow
daily his love for her would grow
if only she knew how much he loved her
if only the skies could tell the tale
he pours out his last to comfort her
cradles her from every tear
he knows the past withers like an infarct
material knows no boundary on her part
living for new excitement in her face
his heart knows no other place
and when time finally comes to a rest
he'll know she has only the best
- Lasume Kinghorn