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  • THIS IS MY GUYANA

    21 Poems

    By Dmitri Allicock

    My Beautiful Guyana such a sweet name to me

    Sea of Green and Lush Scenery

    Magnificent Birds overlook foaming tide

    Golden Tamarin Monkeys scamper and hide

    Rushing Rapids and Tumbling Falls aloud

    Land of history that makes us proud

    O sweet Guyana, land of many faces

  • Home of peace for all races.

    This is my Guyana! My Beautiful Guyana

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    REPENT! SHE SAYS

    Street preacher waving the bible tall

    At the corner they listens to her call

    Vendors & customers learns for free

  • Shouting gospel and talks about thee

    Guyanas flavor of colors and spice

    Preaching on the revelation of Christ

    Repent! Change your ways, she says

    Blessings of God and the coming day

    Repent! Or hell-fire will be that price

    Her bible up high and words of advice

    She righteously preaches for all to hear

    Gods salvation for those listening ears

  • GEORGETOWN IN 1866

    Historical Georgetown, so long ago

    Faded brown and disappearing glow

    It was 1866, and the passage of time

  • Major events of the worlds timeline

    Fog of history and a disappearing blur

    And remembering the way things were

    Sails on vessels, wooden town so neat

    A lone horse and buggy on the street

    Old Georgetown in the shining light

    149 years ago, and an incredible sight

  • SOUNDS OF A GUYANA MORN

    Out of a sleeping Guyanese night

    Fowlcock greets the dawning light

    A pitter- patter of the pouring rain

    Clattering zinc roof & windowpane

    Clearer sky and the songbirds sings

  • The barks of dogs, doing their thing

    Clangs of pots & pans as coffee boils

    The sizzling of eggs and bacon in oil

    Hoof beats and voices out in the street

    Sounds of a Georgetown morning so sweet

  • AFTER THE RAIN

    Children running in the street

    Flashback memories so sweet

    Having fun, laughter and song

    After the rain and all day long

    Fresh in the air as they play out

    Staying fit when they run about

  • Games they play, I know so well

    My Guyana where thoughts dwell

  • BARRELS OF RUM

    A thousand barrels of El Dorado Rum

    Aging in oak & the best spirits for some

    The making of Guyana, the sugar & of old

    The blend of time and Demeraras gold

  • HOOFBEATS OF THE RUPUNUNI CATTLE TRAIL

    Ride the Rupununi Cattle Trail in the sky

    Ride once more, rolling savannah up high

    Saddle up for that last round up, and ride

    Stay steady in the saddle & use guiding reins

    Ride to the coast thru shine and stormy rains

  • Ride meandering trail, where monkeys howl

    Cross the rushing rivers, passing jungle growls

    Brave the reptiles, mosquitoes and hot weather

    Echoes of hoof beats & vaqueros as tough as leather

  • NEW DAY

    We are greeted with a bright new day

    Dreams of happiness are here to stay

    Live this life with kindness and worth

    A pledge for peace around this earth

  • THE TIDE IS HIGH

    Down by the shore when the tide is right

    Within the hush of nature, fishes bite

    The river tide washing and so serene

    Essequibos sweet water rising clean

    Arowana, haimara, tibacuri, he yearns

  • Casting his hook & line from the stern

    Soon his fishes will be dangling about

    Fried fresh water dish, without any doubt

  • CHILD OF GUYANA

    I am a child of Guyanas green

    Land of much nature to be seen

    Pristine forest and grassy plains

    A rich land of sunshine and rain

    Flat coast, hills and rocky heights

  • The majestic harpy eagle in flight

    Fruits, vegetables & a lucky seed

    Creeks to swim and colorful beads

    Cassava bread and a pepperpot fill

    Corial, paddle, with school on a hill

    Coconuts to drink and bush tea brew

    I am a child of the fresh morning dew

  • SANTA ROSA SMILES

    A smile in the water, pure and simple

    Santa Rosa Mission, delightful dimple

    The pulse of a precious heart that race

    Reflected on her sweet sunshine face

    Giggles and laughter, a cheerful sound

    A girl in the water and happiness found

  • FELLOWSHIP- MAHAICONY

    Between two poles Id prefer to swing

    Laying suspended in a Mahaicony sling

    Supported between heaven and earth

    Balancing the things that give us worth

    A place of relief and pleasurable breeze

  • Hearing the birds beneath the mango tree

    A rendezvous for tired body and mind

    Stolen moments in a hammock so kind

  • MORACUT OF THE MANGROVES

    Demerara greets the Atlantic tide

    Mangrove coast and soft inside

    Fountain of life spawn of muck

    Moracut fishes & crabs to pluck

    Water fowls dancing on breeze

    Entanglement of roots & leaves

    Egrets, herons, stork & spoonbill

  • Long legged Ibis & flamingo thrill

    Guyanas mudflat and salty coast

    Rich with bountiful fishes to boast

  • DEMERARA/ESSEQUIBO RAILWAY

    1935

    Remembered days of trembling tracks

    Of 1897 Upper Demerara, way- way back

    Wismar to Essequibo Train with folks

    Timber, gold and diamonds of hopes

    Thick smoke of steam engine in mood

    A sweet rattling song of history to soothe

  • MABARUMA LOVE

    A good life is all about living

    A gentle smile and the giving

    Life is also about the knowing

    Wisdom & the graceful going

    So enjoy it with love and ease

    A Mabaruma love if you please

  • YELLOW POUI FRESHNESS

    In reaching for something new

    You will know something true

    That the new soon becomes old

    And are yesterday stories, retold

    Something more or something new

    Expectations & answers lies within you

  • CAMOUFLAGE

    Animals and their surroundings are the blend

    Mother Earths tale of adaptation and pretend

    The rhythm of life in the light and also the dark

    The ghost bird, looking like a piece of tree bark

    Reptiles, like the color of the leaves as they stalk

  • Waiting patiently for prey & for those who walks

    Natures gradual camouflage & inexorable magic

    No wizard but survival of the fittest the only logic

    And there walking within the shrubs of the sunlight

    A jaguar of Guyana, on a mission of stealth & might

  • AQUARIUM DREAM

    When I was a boy of eight or so

    I was mesmerize to see fishes go

    Shallow waters with colorful fish

    An aquarium of a dream my wish

  • I watched them so cute and swift

    Lively in the creek, a beautiful gift

    I caught some by using every trick

    A net, a scoop in a trench or a creek

    Kept them in a jar or a bottle of glass

    Lined with an ivy plant or some grass

  • SHOOTING FISH

    Bow and arrow in the fading light

    Drifting into the darkness of night

    Fish sheltering near the river shore

    Lukanani, tibacuri, catabac & more

    The bite of the river, ripples so still

    Rhythm of a native Guyanese thrill

  • Last rays of light as dusk turns gray

    An arrow shoots without much delay

    Patience & quiet in the light of moon

    Fry fish and cassava bread very soon

  • BEST BUDDIES

    Kako River and a faraway land

    Smiling buddies, hand in hand

    Sunshine friends, snug & warm

    Mazaruni kids, hugs and charm

  • Such friendship cant be replace

    Pure like the smiles on their face

  • THREE PULLING & TWO SPARES

    [Enmore, Guyana]

    Three donkeys pulling in the hot weather

    On a gentle trot as they move together

    Carrying a heavy load and wearing a frown

    With two extra for backup until work in done

    THE END