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Poems

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2024 | 12:11 AM

Mr Politician

Mr Politician yuh dash mi weh

Mi nuh c u fi years

Yuh mi treat like a eedat gyal outta road weh u touch an leggo

Mi deh ya fool fool a look hand out

Mi deh ya suffer like maaga dawg

Mi a eat bun and butter an yuh a eat oxtail

Mi tired a this

Mr Politician, mi worth more than $5,000

Mi worth more than chicken feeding

Mi worth more than white rum and Pepsi

Mr Politician, mi tired a this so-called love weh yuh have mi

Mi cyah stay suh poor fi di rest a mi life

Mi haffi make a generational wealth

Mi need income fi flow from different sources

Your bread alone caah butter four sides, mine fi butter to

Wake up ppl an stop mek politicians use unnuh, you worth more than that !!!

– Safiya Selam

I love love

Love that defeats hatred, I love you.

Love that makes you climb a coconut tree for me, I love you.

Love that sticks to my skin like glue, I love you.

Love that makes my heart gallop like a race horse, I love you.

Love that connects the husband to the wife, I love you.

Love that keeps a family united, I love you.

Love that strengthens brotherly and sisterly bonds, I love you.

Love that fairy tales talk about, I love you.

I love love.

Love that mystifies like mystic mountain, I love you.

Love that comes from a mother and a father, I love you.

Love that is expressed by innocent children, I love you.

Love that flows from a faithful friend, I love you.

Love that God is, I love you.

I love love, just the vision of the word,

Just the sound of the lovely letters lullabying lovingly

Exploring the taste of the love concoction,

Feeling the powerful vibrations that love sends through my soul.

I love love; I love everything that makes love, love.

– Erika Heslop Martin