Good Morning Teacher (aka New Scholar) - Jamaican Poem by Louise Bennett

by My-Island-Jamaica.com

NEW SCHOLAR
By Louise Bennett
from Speech Anhology, JCDC 2011.

Good mahnin, Teacher — ow is yuh?
My name is Sarah Pool.
Dis is fi-me li bwoy Michal
An me just bring him a school.

Him bawn one rainy day, ma'am, it
Was comin awn to night —
Ugly baby grow pretty fi true,
For dis one was a sight.

Him bawn de week when Rufus
Jack-fruit tree did start fi bear,
Is dat same mont Oby pig dead
— But me figat de year.

We call him Mi, Mike, Mikey,
Jay, Jakey, Jacob, Jack,
But him right name is Michal Jaco'b
Alexander Black.

No treat him rough, yaw, Teacher;
Him is a sickly chile:
As yuh touch him hard him meck nize'
Some people seh him pwile.

Teck time wid him yaw teacher-
If him rude an start fi rave
Dis beat annoder bwoy , an him
Wi frighten an behave.

For nuff time when him rude a yard
An woan hear at all
Ah jus beat de bed-poas hard, mah,
An yu waan fi hear Jack bawl!

Now dat yuh know hi, lickle ways
Ah not havin no fear
Dat anyting wi mel him, so
Ah lef him in yu care.

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Sep 06, 2016
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Good Morning Teacher (New Scholar)
by: R. Wynter

This one never gets old
A true classic

Well-done Ms. Lou
#JamaicanHistorian

Feb 16, 2016
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New Scholar
by: Anonymous

I love this poem good girl Louise Bennett if you were alive I would want you to teach me to write poems like you......

Nov 11, 2015
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good morning teacher
by: Anonymous

u ting bella big up u self

Nov 07, 2015
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nice one it msd
by: Anonymous

nice one it mad

Oct 20, 2015
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Mama Lou omg
by: Amelia

Boy o boy what a joke
My phone and I don't know what you mean

Sep 27, 2015
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Good morning lick gal
by: Anonymous

Big up yu self great peom

Sep 18, 2015
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great poem
by: Anonymous

Great poem. it shows how parents are today.

Sep 18, 2015
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great poem
by: Anonymous

Great poem. it shows how parents are today.

Sep 17, 2015
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great
by: leelee

Great poem. I enjoyed reading it.


Do you know who I am?

Aug 11, 2015
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Good morning ow is yu?
by: Anonymous

Miss lou the poem them shot
Sorry your not alive to drop some more lyrics
RIp

Jul 09, 2015
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best
by: denecia

amazing

Jun 08, 2015
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shakera
by: Anonymous

Great poem miss lou ur the bestrip

May 19, 2015
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dis a the best
by: Alesia

Miss louise bennett poem are so awesome and funny.she a the best poem writter ever. SHE HAVE THE BEST POEM

May 19, 2015
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dis a the best
by: Alesia

Miss louise bennett poem are so awesome and funny.she a the best poem writter ever. SHE HAVE THE BEST POEM

May 11, 2015
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luv
by: princess

I love her poems I did 3 for my schools monthly show

Feb 21, 2015
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WOW!
by: Anonymous

dem bad bad bad bad by bad mi mean awesome

Jan 25, 2015
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miss Lou
by: kayla

Omg I did this at school so awesome luv Yuh miss Lou rip

Jan 25, 2015
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miss Lou
by: kayla

Omg I did this at school so awesome luv Yuh miss Lou rip

Oct 20, 2014
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miss louise poems are so good
by: Mckayla Mcdonald

miss louise bennett poems are very nice i did say this one at my school

Jun 13, 2014
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up coming Poet
by: Anonymous

I love Miss Lou's Poems. They are nice and excited. Just got up with "new scholar" on my mind thus I decided to start off my day with it. I also write poems. Do them for presentations at school.

Mar 01, 2014
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miss lou's birthplace
by: sandra

Hi Wellesley, You are doing a grand job - keeping us all informed. Love Miss Lou's poetry. 

I would like you to note that Miss Lou's family background hails from Mount Diablo, St Catherine.

I believe she was an only child. However, Kingston is always mentioned and not her place of origin.

Todate in Mount Diablo there's a place called Bennet Corner! Check it out on your Island tour.

I have not been there but have been told about it. See what you can find out. 

Thanks Sandra

Feb 27, 2014
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jesus loves the likle chilun
by: Mrs.Smith

good mama

Feb 26, 2014
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One of our greatest poets
by: Barbara Ellis

I loved it, have been trying to write in Jamaican for years and struggled, bought all the books on how to write in Jamaican and all the time shi dweet fi wi areddy.

Have you any 'woman poem' by her for International Woman's Day 8th March (103) years since its inception?

Great idea to have themes in the Jamaican
language.

Thanks,

Wellesley

Feb 25, 2014
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nice one.
by: Anonymous

Beat another boy and he will behaved!! too funny. only Miss Lou.

Feb 25, 2014
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new scholar
by: Anonymous

I always love this one, when I taught at Bridgeport the children would do this as one of their entry for their House Competition. Love all Miss Lou's Poem.

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