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  • Green- Green

    Grass of Guyana

    Thirty Two Poems By Dmitri Allicock

    GREEN- GREEN GRASS OF HOME Over the green hills where macaws fly

    And under those cloudy Demerara’s sky

  • There is a pathway which crosses a creek

    Where the tea- water runs fresh and sweet

    A road follows from near the river mouth

    From the coast deep into the jungle’s south

    A precious highway that lead you straight

    Over the Kara- Kara and to my front- gate

    It is true that you really cannot return home

    But it lives within no matter where you roam

    The road to home of that heartstrings song

    Green grass of home where I’ll always belong.

  • MAJESTIC KARA- KARA CREEK

    Majestic Kara- Kara as old as time

    Quietly flows through veins of mine

    Tea water melodies of nature reigns

    Purify my soul and clears my brain

    Tranquil waters with freshness anew

    Cashew fragrance and morning dew

    Colorful songbirds birds fills the air

    Such soothing sounds to my ears

    The dragonfly dances and drink

    Sweet water of heavenly peace I think

    Twisting and turning water of no end

    Warm memories and forever my friend.

  • MY OLD LOUVER PANES From the old louver panes that I flip

    With a gentle twist of my grip

    I felt the cool breeze on my face

    The echoes of dear home is the place

    From the old louver panes, I still see

    The sky blue and the waving trees

    I can hear the birds singing so sweet

    And sounds of the children in the street

  • From the old louver panes, I still see

    The lush outside where I wanted to be

    The old louver window panes of the past

    And the smooth flip of memories to last.

  • THE FORK IN THE ROAD

    A fork in the road where the journey lay

    A choice we must make each & every day

    We may climb the highest mountain

    And drink from the purest fountain.

    A fork in the road where the journey lay

    A choice we must make each & every day

    Those actions we take in moving forward

    Learning from mistakes of stepping backward.

    A fork in the road where the journey lay

    A choice we must make each & every day

  • Two roads that may look like the same

    But vastly different, depending on your aim.

    A fork in the road where the journey lay

    A choice we must make each & every day

    The choice of the conscious mind

    At the fork in the road where our pathway winds.

  • BY THE PALING GATE

    A dear conversation by the gate

    The spoken words given straight

    Perhaps new horizons to explore

    Where life riches might be stored

    A closed gate, but able to swing

    Colors of what the new day brings.

  • THE FLIPSIDE OF LIFE

    On the flip side of precious life

    There is sunshine after the rain

    And there is some pain before gain.

    On the flip side of sacred life

    There is hope for me and you

    And our dreams will come true.

    On the flip side of a blessed life

    Live a life with no regrets

    And life is as good as it gets.

  • On the flip side of a good life

    Live with harmony and you will be okay

    And make the most of this beautiful day.

    On the flip side this beautiful life

    To learn is to live

    And to have peace and to love is to give.

  • BENEATH THE ETE SHADE

    When the place gets hot

    I will take you to a spot

    Where the shade is fine

    For you to sit and recline

    A macaw for you to see

    And gentler for you to be

    Beneath this charming shade

    Where cool and cozy is made.

  • SAYING HELLO Let’s go for bike ride

    Just you and me, I said

    A ride in the countryside sun

    And I’m sure will be lots of fun

    I can ride fast but will go slow

    Feeling the coastal breeze blow

    Under a lovely shade from the sky

    And say hello to the folks passing by.

  • SOFT-FEATHERY- ORANGE TOUCH

    [Cock- of- the- rock-[Rupicola rupicola]

    Hello again my shy little friend

    I once more say I love you much

    And love from my heart, I send

    Your soft- feathery- orange touch

    Beautiful is your half-moon crest

    Your sweet chirps, I want to hear

    Indeed you’re one of Guyana’s finest

    Your thrill that tells me that you’re near.

  • RUSTY OLD TRUCK

    A truck that can no longer sing a song

    Now rusting in the shade all day long

    A time when all things made will decay

    But is still able to attract a boy and play

    His realm of pure imagination and free

    His dreams come alive of what it can be

    Dreaming of climbing up the tallest hill

    Winds on his face and the vibrating thrill

    Holding on the wheel, making the turns

    Blowing the horn as this little boy learns.

  • GREEN LAND OF HOME Green is the color of lush

    Nurtured by the heavens not in a rush

    Green is my Guyana where seeds are sown

    My roots, the world, that I have known

    Trees of fruits, medicines, and air so clean

    Green is my home of such beauty to be seen.

  • SIMPLE & KIND

    Do a kind favor today

    Show a humble gesture right away

    Say a few sympathetic words to someone

    Be proud of a modest act you have done

    Show empathy in each and every action

    Make humility a core part of your life’s celebration

    Integrate kindness in everything you do

    And one day soon it will all come back to you.

  • ALONG THE TRAIL The trail is rough, dangerous and is no stroll

    But it is the journey that is great for the soul

    A tough, and winding path going somewhere

    The true success is in the travel getting there

    The glory of the climb, where songbirds sing

    The adventure & wisdom that the trail brings.

  • LITTLE BLUE BUCKET

    Two little boys with the countryside view

    A chore of fetching water that I once knew

    Blessed are those who are humble & meek

    Dipping that blue plastic bucket in the creek

    And that rite of passage of a Guyana’s track

    The early lessons of life and a strong back.

  • AS SWEET AS YOU

    Fruits of Guyana of different skins

    Some of them with delicious juice within

    Oranges, mangoes, fat poke of different size

    Sugar apple, granadilla that catches my eyes

    Kinda reminds me of the world of people too

    Some may be sour but some as sweet as you.

  • HOLD ON TO THOSE REINS When it seems like you can’t win the fight

    And there is no help in sight,

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

    When it feels like there is nothing to give

    And you are losing the will to live,

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

  • When it is dark and grey

    And there is no sunshine to brighten your day,

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

    When there is no one by your side

    And you are swimming against the tide

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

    When you stumble and fall

    Just get up again and stand stall,

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

    When obstacles block your path

    And there is confusion in the aftermath,

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

    When you are emotionally and physically whipped

    And you are beginning to slip,

    Stay strong and hold on to the reins of life

    Because the light will shine in the morning sun

    Renewing hope before it’s done.

  • MY YELLOW SKY

    Answers, all around

    Joy of living, found

    Take that chance

    With one simple glance

    To live and to learn

    Our Earth Mother’s space

    Existing within realm of grace.

  • LILY WHITE ANTHURIUM My budding anthurium pearly white

    Beaming in the sunlight so bright

    Sheltering under my coconut tree

    And opening slowly for you and me

    I will water you and take special care

    And thank for you for being here

    My butterfly love and garden lure

    Dearest lily white anthurium so pure.

  • A RACEME OF PARADISE

    The color abundant & bright

    A plant that sings in the light

    Blooms like a bird in the skies

    Buds from my Bird of Paradise

    Green, yellow and orange glow

    The paradise a butterfly knows

    Raceme of soft petals in the sun

    I admire but would not pick one.

  • SCENT OF MY GARDENIAS

    Lovely gardenias for you to see