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ENTERTAINMENT/ ARTS/ LITERATURE => Poetry => Topic started by: Tyehimba on June 08, 2011, 05:01:03 PM

Title: Kingston
Post by: Tyehimba on June 08, 2011, 05:01:03 PM

She carries him on her back
miles away from what they used to call home
the road was full of deception and agony
but somehow they made it
they got out alive
the city sure has change
independence and development came with a price
the rich got richer
the poor got poorer
and everybody gave up on one of the first necessity of human being
the freedom of movement.
SOE for the citizen,
state of emergency was called out
and if you are under 35 and you live downtown
well it will certainly affect you too.
She wanted him to be happy
to run around freely in a country that reflected her tradition
but instead she finds herself trapped in a touristic adaptation of Caribbean day to day life
where the non suitable actors must be kept away from the digital scene by any mean necessary.
Sadly this culture that is today filling up theatre places and TV channel
was never intended or welcomed
because the same people globalizing this way of life
also once tried to erase every single attempt of establisment of
this food,
this accent
and this hair style.
This culture happened by mistake
'cause they were brought here for totally different purposes
so they sometimes don't remember or at least try to forget
 while they are out here celebrating emancipation day.
They close their eyes from the past to focus on the future
denying the fact that once they were slaves,
and those were the slaves owners.

Kingston, Jamaica
august 2010

Title: Re: Kingston
Post by: siger on June 10, 2011, 01:11:34 PM