Internacionales

— Tomas Elias Gonzalez Benitez –//
Poems

Why I so Love Nanny… (A Sequel)  

I so Love Nanny

because she has a face I recognise

Private Rowena Alicia Oliver WRAC….

courage of a solider to the end, forever “Livy”

I connect with her

Jemima Amy….

as I do with my seventy-odd Grand Lena Elizabeth before she died

who would fry egg for me

who I would camp out with at Anderson Road

across the road from “Up Park” camp

who taught me to write letters

claiming her pension from the British crown

placing headstones on her parents’ graves,

Logwood, Hanover,

taking the railway

I so Love Nanny

for she never left me alone

at school, at “ball ground”

Maroon

on the wall paintings

I was lobbying for another Woman heroine

but it is not bad, the equation

One of her = Six HERO Men

to balance the scales of justice

I like that rate of exchange

can even go as far as DEXTA DAPS…. “11”,

Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley “Jamaica Woman”

All respect due to them, the six men that is

(or 11 as the case may be)

but just as well

Nanny is an archetype

they can’t quite pin down her lineage

they would need more walls and have 14 (22) faces

painted

nonetheless, employment for the painters,

construction workers artists

– Helen-Ann Elizabeth Wilkinson

 

 

Black Revolution  

Out of the abyss of slavery.

Out of the depths of apartheid.

Rooted in racial discrimination and colonisation.

We a travel di lan.

Wid a purpose and a plan.

Educating the masses for a Pan-African education.

Enlightening and empowering the people to eradicate slavery and deep segregation.

Unification of a fractured nation must be formed in our imagination.

Unity is strength! Division is weakness!

We are the children of the first

civilization.

Marching forward into emancipation

And we must rebuild our African nation.

Remember the struggles of Marcus Mosiah Garvey,

Nanny of the Maroons, Paul Bogle, Sam Sharpe, Norman Washington Manley,

Sir Alexander Bustamante and George William Gordon.

Our national heroes, forever etched in the contours of our minds and hearts.

We are seeking a revolution, leading to a new elevation.

Creating new world conditions for Africans.

We tired a poverty…lack of money and no food!

Di pickney dem hungry,

Crime and violence a tek ova di mind and body.

We tired a di fighting and backbiting.

We tired a di crab-in-a-barrel mentality.

Bad-mind a tek over di people dem.

They removed our ancestral memory,

We need a cleansing, a purification

Of all di negativity that surrounds us.

Stop di barefaced robbery and killing!

My people have forgotten their history.

Remember the maroon wars for liberty.

We need a restoration of positivity.

Haitian revolutionary fighters fought in unity.

We a bawl Mama Africa, we a bawl.

We bun dung plantation slavery.

We a bawl Mama Africa, we a bawl.

We need a change now!

A change must come.

Di sistem mash up!

We need a revolution!

Dash weh di corruption!

Let us stop the destruction and forge the way for a reconstruction.

Mek wi start a revolution,

An evolution, a black revolution.

– Erika Heslop Martin

***

 

Resurrect the hero in you!  

As we pause to reflect on our heritage,

To our National Heroes we pay our homage,

For their tireless work, their strength and courage,

So we can celebrate our freedom from bondage!

We salute Sharpe, Bogle, Gordon, Manley,

Bustamante, Garvey and our fearless Nanny,

Who fought for our rights and put an end to slavery,

I pray we’ll emulate such bravery!

That bravery to resurrect that hero inside,

To stand up for what you believe in with dignity and pride!

To fight for what you want, though no one may be by your side,

And to let your instinct be your guide!

Yes, that hero lies within!

It is your duty to resurrect him.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

dolarve.com

That hero that tells you, “You can achieve”,

That hero that gives you a reason to believe.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

www.entornointeligente.com

That hero that always tells you, “You can”,

That hero that propels you to stand up and be a man!

That hero in you need to be resurrect,

So you can be proud, having a positive mindset.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

www.vediario.com

Unearthing the great qualities you possess,

And showing the world, you’re a hero in your own uniqueness.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

noticias-venezuela.com

– Shauna-Kay Douglas

 

 

Matthew – Di Monster Hurricane  

Matthew di monster did want fi create mayhem,

Suh him tell imself seh, watch mi, a gwine mash dem up,

Suh im try im tricks.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

enlasgradas.com

Sometimes im walk, sometimes im crawl,

Matthew even fly, everything im try,

When im want fi confuse, im don’t even move at all.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

dolarve.com

Since wi couldn’t figure out what im up to,

Wi get dung an prepare.

Everybody get busy, rich an poor people everywhere,

Yuh could a see di hardware an supermarket dem a beam,

Sales galore, dem a burst from di seam.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

noticias-venezuela.com

Bread an biscuit couldn’t tarry pon di shelf

As everybody a try fi help demself.

Canned goods put on feather an fly,

Matches, batteries, candle an flashlight mek

fast movement, dem wouldn’t sit idly by.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

mundinews.com

Kudos to di authority dem who duh a really excellent Job,

Precautionary bulletin flood di air

Yuh could hear advisory everywhere.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Wi did really tek Matthew serious an

prepare,

Everybody did up to di task

An dis help fi mek di monster fraid fi pass.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Fi mi Aunty Matty seh she cant understand

Why Matthew busy sometime an sometimes

Im behave like a statue.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

She seh she don’t know why dem

Give him such a famous name

An meck it get to im head dat im deh all

About a search fi fame.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Yes im hear about Matthew di great disciple

Suh im want fi come here fi try tax collection,

But im get some information seh di country

Surpass di projected target.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Suh im feel shame, change im mind an call it quit.

Mi really feel a sense of relief seh God meck im change im mind

Guh about him stormy business an lef us safe behind.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Although him stall movie, lock dung di business dem, an school

Send people in a shelter an cause some alarm

Im cause minimal harm an not much pain

Suh wi haffi thank God dat Jamaica escape dis monster hurricane.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Wi a pray fi di country dem weh him gone dat dem survive

Keep strong an stay alive.

We pray God will stop dis monster an im wicked onslaught

Bring the countries back to normalcy

An bring Matthew dung to nought.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

– Nalda Taylor-Wright

 

 

A to Z of Mama Vie  

African skies cried from billowy clouds

when she was born captive in Jamaica

She chided backra, challenged the status quo

more daring than Simba’s Lioness

for her energies come from within where

unhealthy fantasies die young

Her father, my great grandfather

he was a conqueror of men

of duppies alike

How many the cuts, sores, bruises, she nursed

with the herbs of the Manchester plateau

How intense, her love for her offspring

As intense as Jan Hoy’s love for Ethiopia

Colours are in the rainbow

All a reflection of her kaleidoscope of hope

A language so colourful

all the canvas n France could never capture

Arch the blue sky where

jets fly but not near her mountains of love

Majesty is for kings and queens, so is wisdom

Common sense for all who acknowledge

there is nothing new in these organic prayers

Freedom for her offspring who are regal

Still…

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

As still as Imhotep’s tomb

Time stood still when Jericho’s walls fell

She knows that story

She doesn’t know how uranium is extracted

yet she in valour waits for the victory

Over the years when the excellence shines through

if she is not here we will carry her far

to Congo Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If she is not here

We will carry her far in memories to

Zanzibar…

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

– Osakwe

 

***

Hebrew Maiden

She waited for him by the bank of the Nile,

A fearless Hebrew maiden,

The prettiest one among the captives,

A slave in a land of idolaters,

Driven to the limit, but not broken.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

He risked his life for the love of a Hebrew maiden,

An angel in ragged clothes,

The daughter of a chieftain of her tribe,

Her name was Gavriella, which means “God is my strength.”

She bore more pain than any woman could endure,

But her unflinching boldness kept her alive.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

He was a hunted resister and liberator,

And he was the one to whom she gave her heart.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

The chains of bondage could not restrain her charm,

He touched the wounds from her torture,

The scars from her chastisement sank his heart.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Suffering strengthened her determination,

The hope of freedom was evident in her smile.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

She reckoned that someday she would break away,

Be a free woman and return to her homeland.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

She looked at him with uncertainty for a while,

Then she kissed him with the kiss of bravery.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

She fought courageously for liberty,

A fight she thought they could not win.

She spoke of Zion the night before they left Babylon.

And he lived for the love of a Hebrew maiden.

– Marlon Pitter

***

Put down the gun

In the stillness of the night

Guns barked,

Many scurrying in fright,

Cowering in the dark,

Taking flight.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Gunmen attacking in broad daylight,

Fearing none,

On the run with the gun

Caring for none;

Demolishing all that’s in sight.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Not afraid their weapons they bare;

In the people instilling fear.

Parading boldly, cruelly,

In anger they snuffed out lives.

Some young – their future bright

Gone in demise;

Some older – in their prime

Not ready yet to give up the fight.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

None the less, these blood thirsty men attack,

Drunken like maniacs,

They slaughter here, there;

Not looking back.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

The rampage is far, near, everywhere;

No remorse they bare.

In their wake; cold, dead bodies lie still

To depart this way was never their will.

Family left to mourn.

Relatives wailed.

Friends groaned.

In their sorrow they wallow,

Love ones lost, gone;

Having no hope for tomorrow.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

When will this bloodshed stop?

When will this gruesome sadism end?

Will another be executed?

Another body drop?

Before you put down the Glock?

No, we don’t want another attack!

From this brutality you must desist?

Evil, cruelty and guile resist,

You don’t need to do this!

Gunmen put down the gun!

Cleanse your thoughts

Erase hatred and hostility from the heart,

From crime and violence depart.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Allow forgiveness in the intricate part,

Cultivate a fresh start;

Let love captivate the heart,

Saturate and make right the inward part.

© Tomás González

© Tomás Elías González

Then, permeating the country, the people,

The peace and harmony will start.

-Winsome Miles

.

© Tomás Elías González

Tags: attack

About the author

El Pais de España

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Video

Uniquely strategize progressive markets rather than frictionless manufactured products. Collaboratively engineer reliable.

Advertisement

  • banner300x250_white.jpg

Advertisement Small

  • banner125x125_01.jpg
  • banner125x125_02.jpg
  • banner125x125_03.jpg
  • banner125x125_04.jpg

Flickr

  • Moins d'une pipe
  • Hauptbahnhof côté nord
  • la panoplie
  • Radioscopie d'un signe 2/3
  • Radioscopie d'un signe 1/3
  • redites Golem
  • Radioscopie d'un signe 3/3
  • Hackescher
  • Style

About Author

Follow Me

Collaboratively harness market-driven processes whereas resource-leveling internal or "organic" sources. Competently formulate.

ThemeForest

Collaboratively harness market-driven processes whereas resource-leveling internal or "organic" sources. Competently formulate.

  • Pinhole - WordPress Gallery Theme for Photographers
  • Typology - Text Based Minimal WordPress Blog Theme
  • Gridlove - Creative Grid Style News & Magazine WordPress Theme
  • Vlog - Video Blog / Magazine WordPress Theme
  • Herald - News Portal & Magazine WordPress Theme
  • Sidewalk - Elegant Personal Blog WordPress Theme
  • Voice - Clean News/Magazine WordPress Theme
  • Throne - Personal Blog/Magazine WordPress Theme
  • SeaShell - Modern Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

View more

Calendar

Octubre 2016
L M X J V S D
« Sep   Nov »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

RSS Meks Blog

  • Cheap WordPress themes – a secret place to get premium quality at an affordable price Febrero 15, 2018
    Did you know you can buy cheap WordPress themes and use them for your business as equally as any other Premium theme out there? The post Cheap WordPress themes – a secret place to get premium quality at an affordable price appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to add Google AdSense to WordPress Febrero 13, 2018
    Did you know how easy is to add Google AdSense to WordPress and start making a profit? The post How to add Google AdSense to WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • What is CTA and how to successfully set it up in WordPress Febrero 8, 2018
    Ever wondered what is CTA, why it is essential and how to set up one in WordPress? The post What is CTA and how to successfully set it up in WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to embed Facebook video in WordPress Febrero 6, 2018
    We’re sharing the quick and useful tips on how to embed Facebook video in WordPress since video marketing is more and more important in today's internet presence. The post How to embed Facebook video in WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • Beginner’s tips on Gutenberg Development – what you need to know Febrero 1, 2018
    Everything you wanted to know about Gutenberg Development we’ve gathered into one curated post – thanks to Zack Gordon, a WordPress educator and enthusiast. The post Beginner’s tips on Gutenberg Development – what you need to know appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • The best blog name generator tools for your blog Enero 30, 2018
    Sometimes, we cannot find inspiration or the right words, and this is where blog name generator tool steps in. Don’t know why you should use them? The post The best blog name generator tools for your blog appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • WordPress cryptocurrency plugins Enero 23, 2018
    Just what are WordPress cryptocurrency plugins and how do we implement them in our business and strategy? The post WordPress cryptocurrency plugins appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • Meks’s top 10 most read blog posts in 2017 Enero 16, 2018
    Wanted to know about our most read blog posts in 2017? Here they are, hope they continue to help you in 2018, too! The post Meks’s top 10 most read blog posts in 2017 appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to add Google Analytics in WordPress Enero 9, 2018
    Struggling to add Google Analytics in WordPress? Read our tutorial and have that valuable data in no time! The post How to add Google Analytics in WordPress appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • The best productivity apps to maximize your work mode Enero 2, 2018
    Start new year fresh and new! Here are top productivity apps to spice up your business game and help you be better in your work! The post The best productivity apps to maximize your work mode appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic

Text

Distinctively utilize long-term high-impact total linkage whereas high-payoff experiences. Appropriately communicate 24/365.

Archives

$total = count($links); $i = rand(0,$total-1); ?>