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    Very nice poem

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    Our Special Nights

    I walked into my office this morning,
    remembering what you last said to me. It
    put a smile on my face. I pictured you
    with your hand around my waist. Looking
    into those warm brown eyes.

    I treasure the moments of our bodies
    glistening, turning around in all the postions.
    You make me smile when you play with my
    navel. Place your tongue in it and making
    me tingle. Im not saying a word my girl is
    watchin me. She's wondering why Im smiling.
    Just let her ponda dat.

    Hey im not telling her your sh&t is phat. I
    love it when you take my hand and let me
    rub you until you scream my name. You
    put a smile on my face when you make love
    erotic. Drinking me up like you on narcotics.
    Its good to have you in my bed. I carry you
    around all day in my head.

    Hmmm. yea I cant wait till tonight. Cause I
    know you gonna be just right. Let me have
    it like and ice cream cone. Making it sweet
    until I beg you for more. You get crazy and
    we take it to the floor. We get the party started
    and we rock the walls. You always give me
    something good to remember. I know we just
    getting started its only September. Let's always
    keep our love and our special nights together.
    Last edited by InkyP1; September 3, 2004 at 10:54 AM. Reason: font

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    Wow! that was great. I might try and post a few of my own.

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    "Big Wuds"

    Missis mine yuh bruk yuh jaw-bone
    All dem big wud yuh dah sey
    Bout “New Nation,” Federation,”
    “Delegation”.
    Gal, go weh.

    Wat a way yuh elevated!
    Gal, is wa yuh chattin bout?
    Nowadays is so-so big wud dah fly outa yuh mout!
    Oh, is newspapa yuh reading
    Meck yuh speaky-spoky so!
    Read more, pop tory meck me hear
    How Federation go.

    Sey wa? Sey warra? Tap tap!
    Kooyah! Massi me massa!
    Dat deh confarance was great.

    Me wish me coulda tun anancy
    An pitch pon a wall
    Fe enjoy how de delegates dem get eens dem saal!

    Or if ah was a gingy-fly,
    A buttafly, a bee,
    Ah wish ah was a bug, a cockroach
    Or even a flea!

    Den missis, ah woulda deh deh
    Fe se de agreement sign
    An de delegates dem leggo
    Pen-point pon de dotted line!

    Missis we moving fas, we pon
    De “up word trend” me chile
    “Development”, “improvement” all
    Dem wuds deh leggo wile!

    History makin delegation, an
    De growin population,
    Most outstandin observation—
    Dem all rhyme wid Federation!

    Me like sey de big wuds dem, gwan like
    Me learnin is fus rate;
    But me hope dat me jawbone no bus
    Before we federate.





    Copyright ©: 2003 Cherise James
    Jamaican Version

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    Cherise's Translation of "Big Wuds"


    Miss be careful you don’t break your jaw
    All of those big words you are saying
    About New Nation, Federation, (Jamaican political groups)
    Delegation.
    Girl, go away.

    You think you are so smart.
    Girl, what are you talking about?
    These days only big words come out of your mouth!
    Oh, it’s the newspaper you’re reading.
    Why are you speaking so proper?
    Read more of the story for me to hear.
    How does Federation work?

    Say what? What did you say? Stop Stop!
    Look at this! Lord have mercy!
    That conference was great.

    I wish I could be a spider
    stuck on a wall.
    To enjoy how the delegates get into
    themselves!

    Or if I was a busy body fly,
    A butterfly, a bee,
    I wish I was a bug, a cockroach
    or even a flea!

    Then miss, I would be there
    to see the agreement signed
    and when the delegates
    put pen point to the dotted line!

    Miss we are moving fast, we are
    “moving forward” my child (friend etc.)
    “Development,” “improvement” all
    of those words are used freely!

    History making delegation, and
    The growing populations
    Most outstanding observation,
    They all rhyme with Federation!

    I like to sat the big words, act like
    My learning is first class
    But I hope that my jawbone doesn’t break
    Before we federate.




    English Version

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    DAT BUMPY HEAD GAL
    by: Joan Andrea Hutchinson


    Tell me how me no good enough fi yu TV screen
    How me offend yu eyesight
    Tell me me is a black ugly bumpy head gal
    An me tell yu, me feeling right

    Cuss me how me is a bootoo an me no have no class
    Trace me an galang rude
    Tell me a educated woman shoulda know lickle better
    An me tell yu me feeling good

    Yu say me hairstyle disgusting chacka chacka an tan bad
    An fayva sinting outa street
    An say me shoulda shame fi lef me house tan so
    An me smile, me feeling sweet

    Yu see, di truth is me no afraid of me owna self
    Me not afraid of me
    When me look eena di mirror me like di smaddy
    Weh me see a look pan me

    Me like her thick nappy hair an her broad face
    Me like her in an outa clothes
    Best of all me love wha she stan up for an defen
    An a no pose she a pose

    But serious, when yu a go fall in love wid you
    An leggo of all yu fear
    When yu a go teck di time tell God tanks fi yu life
    Instead of fret bout hair

    For ef it kinky or straight, ef we black or white
    Transparent or opaque
    God meck all a we fi a special reason
    An God doan meck mistake

    But ef all yu kyan do is criticise di Father work
    Den yu life a go be salt
    For Him love all a we an look out fi we
    Even when we have nuff fault

    So galang, call me black an bumpy head ef yu want
    But meck sure yu say it loud
    For di Creator love me and me feel good
    Fi be bumpy head, black an proud!

    ....My work is as a result of Joan Hutchinson and Louise Bennett-Coverly.
    Last edited by Cocoa; September 27, 2004 at 09:56 PM. Reason: posted dat bumpy head gyal1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoley!
    Cherise's Translation of "Big Wuds"


    Miss be careful you don’t break your jaw
    All of those big words you are saying
    About New Nation, Federation, (Jamaican political groups)
    Delegation.
    Girl, go away.

    You think you are so smart.
    Girl, what are you talking about?
    These days only big words come out of your mouth!
    Oh, it’s the newspaper you’re reading.
    Why are you speaking so proper?
    Read more of the story for me to hear.
    How does Federation work?

    Say what? What did you say? Stop Stop!
    Look at this! Lord have mercy!
    That conference was great.

    I wish I could be a spider
    stuck on a wall.
    To enjoy how the delegates get into
    themselves!

    Or if I was a busy body fly,
    A butterfly, a bee,
    I wish I was a bug, a cockroach
    or even a flea!

    Then miss, I would be there
    to see the agreement signed
    and when the delegates
    put pen point to the dotted line!

    Miss we are moving fast, we are
    “moving forward” my child (friend etc.)
    “Development,” “improvement” all
    of those words are used freely!

    History making delegation, and
    The growing populations
    Most outstanding observation,
    They all rhyme with Federation!

    I like to sat the big words, act like
    My learning is first class
    But I hope that my jawbone doesn’t break
    Before we federate.




    English Version
    I like both version its good you put it on like that. Thinking of a patois dictionary

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    I miss you to tears - Jamaica My Home

    Oceans apart; while you’re burning in my heart
    Sleepless night I must embrace
    Longing to hear your voice
    Wanting to see your face.

    Many dark times of facing life alone
    Diligently building this bridge I call home
    Dreaming of you wondering what you’re doing
    Facing this quiet night and watching it going

    My mouth is silent
    My body is in pain
    My heart is in sorrow
    Love gave me some gain.

    I have beaten the pillows
    I’ve cried out all the fears
    My love… I need you
    I miss you to tears.

    Copyright © 2004 Althea Lewis
    Last edited by Cocoa; September 14, 2004 at 02:23 AM.
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    Found this for you Zoley the lyrics for your favorite song.

    This Woman's Work lyrics

    Pray God you can cope
    I stand outside
    This woman's work
    This woman's world
    Ooooh it's hard on the man
    Now his part is over
    Now starts the craft of the Father

    I know you've got a little life in you left
    I know you've got a lot of strength left
    I know you've got a little life in you yet
    I know you've got a lot of strength left

    I should be crying but I just can't let it show
    I should be hoping but I can't stop thinking
    All the things we should've said that I never said
    All the things we should have done that we never did
    All the things we should have given but I didn't

    Oh darling make it go
    Make it go away

    Give me these moments
    Give them back to me
    Give me that little kiss
    Give me your ...
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Give me your hand babe
    I know you have a lot of strength left
    Give me your prayers
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Ooooh oooh oooh
    I know you have a lot of strength left
    Your loved child
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Whatever you need baby
    I know you have a lot of strength left
    Give me your hand
    I know you have a little life in you yet
    Give me you hand
    I know you have a lot of strength left

    I should be crying but I just can't let it show
    I should be hoping but I can't stop thinking
    Of all the things we should've said that we never said
    All the things we should have done that we never did
    All the things that you wanted from me
    All the things that you needed tell me
    All the things I should have given but I didn't
    Oh darling make it go away
    Just make it go away now

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    Phenomenal Woman
    By: Maya Angelou

    Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
    I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
    but when I start to tell them,
    They think I'm telling lies.
    I say, it's in the reach of my arms the span of my hips,
    the stride of my step,
    The curl of my lips.

    I'm a woman Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    I walk into a room Just as cool as you please,
    and to a man, the fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.
    Then they swarm around me, a hive of honeybees.
    I say, it's the fire in my eyes, and the flash of my teeth,
    the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet.

    I'm a woman Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    Men themselves have wondered what they see in me.
    They try so much but they can't touch My inner mystery.
    When I try to show them they say they still can't see.
    I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile,
    The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style.

    I'm a woman Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman, That’s me.

    Now you understand just why my head's not bowed.
    I don't shout or jump about or have to talk real loud.
    When you see me passing it ought to make you proud.
    I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair,
    the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause

    I'm a woman Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman, That's me.
    Last edited by Cocoa; September 27, 2004 at 09:43 PM.
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