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  • 15 POEMS OF GUYANA By Dmitri Allicock

    EVENING BY THE SEA

    So beautiful an evening, calm and free

    Ladies and Gentlemen, relishing the sea

    Kind breeze tempers air of tropical sun

  • Cool and pleasant reprieve, day is done

    West Indies Venice of protected coast

    Eloquent attire of promenade that boast

    Waistcoat, bow tie, hat & cane enshrine

    Corset, ankle dresses& high collar refine

    Etiquette of exotic plumes and passion

    Glamourous wide brim hats of fashion

    1920 image of time that takes you there

    A Sunday evening by the seawalls, so dear

  • ECHOES OF HOOVES

    Rhythmic hooves, echoes so sweet

    Music of 1910 Georgetown’s street

    Clipity clop of cart and buggy ride

    Ironshod hooves of animal’s stride

    Melody and dance of bygone song

  • Order of the day as they push along

    Giddy up! Giddy up! Running fast

    Resonating sounds of Guyana’s past

    A beautiful woman- Georgetown 1890

  • SEAWALLS STROLL

    The Atlantic is calm tonight

    Gleams of the Capital’s light

    Sturdy walls good for a walk

    And listens to the breeze talk

  • Moon up high & does not hide

    Salty shores meet gently tide

    Slow stroll on historical ground

    Echoes in wind floating around

    People, which we never knew

    Seawalls stands calm and anew

    Look towards horizon in the east

    And dream of world with peace

  • EAST OF DEMERARA RIVER

    MOUTH

    The lights glows brightly tonight

    Tranquil River so calm & right

    Twinkling stars & land of love

  • Respite for peace from above

    Sparkles ignites songs that’ll stay

    Rhythm of life, drifts along the way

    A beauty of Guyana- 1934

  • MORNING WISH

    Hope springs from the dawning light

    Renewal of spirit and dreams so right

    Beyond the horizon of Guyana’s calm

  • Onward to pristine lands without harm

    Over green hills, the light points the way

    Song birds calls and sings of a better day

  • CHERISH THEM

    Smiling faces are like soothing rains

    Bringing hope and oblivious to pains

    New faces of Guyana and tomorrow

    Such beautiful eyes, showing no sorrow

    Guide them carefully & let them know

    Cherish with love & watch them grow

  • Let them bloom, young faces so bright

    Sweet children of hope, lovely and right

  • OFF TO NURSERY SCHOOL

    How do I tie my shoelace?

    I must run & win this race

    Make a loop…pull it tight

    Then cross over to the right

  • OLD FRIENDS MEET

    Childhood friends meet

    In dear Guyana they greet

    Good friends they still are

    Remembering times so far

    Passing time and losing touch

  • Things that matter so much

    Thinking of friends & the days

    Treasured times that’ll stay

    Winding road of many bends

    Destiny that’ll they meet again

  • WADING INTHE CREEK

    Sitting in the creek, water between toes

    Feeling the water and watching it flows

    Songbirds of peace in a realm of hush

  • Just wading in the water without a rush

    Sweet creek water shimmering and cool

    Linden, Upper Demerara & nature’s pool

  • A DRY COCONUT

    Coconut milk from my coconut tree

    Maybe I will make some metamgee

    Perhaps black eye pea’s cook- up rice

  • The bun- bun & fry fish will be nice

    Maybe some coconut salara or buns

    Sugar cake & pone before coconut is done

  • TASTES LIKE HOME

    Corio with some bread

    Or with biscuit instead

    Peeled with sharp knife

    A simple and good life

  • A cup of coffee or milo

    Corio, for when you’re low

    MORUCA SUNSHINE

    Morning lush without any strife

    Heartbeats rhythm of sacred life

    Sunrise brings tranquility to stay

    Blessing to you on this special day

  • DADDY’S HOME

    A princess with tricycle pink

    Watching shyly as she thinks

    Heart beats with so much joy

  • Darling has a brand new toy

    She has everything on her list

    Daddy’s home! That she misses

  • A GEORGETOWN SCENE

    Life can be jolly or rotten

    Some things not forgotten

    Hard to chew like a gristle

    Don’t grumble, but whistle

    Life does have a brighter side

    Where that strength resides

  • For a moment forget life’s sins

    And try giving yourself a grin

  • EASTER GREETINGS

    Waving palm branches & hailing their King

    Didn’t know what coming days would bring

    Historical Jerusalem greeting, that was nice

    Yet, Jesus already knew that there was a price

    Pilate’s court, the jeers, mockery and the end

  • To a cross at Calvary he would be condemned

    So many centuries ago but it is remembered still

    Palm Sunday and our dear Jesus on Calvary Hill

    HAPPY EASTER!

    ……………………………….

    END