miss lou's poem - dutty tuff
QUESTION: Why can't I find miss lou's "dutty tuff" poem on the internet? ANSWER: May-15-2009 by Wellesley Gayle Hi Shann, I will ease your frustration right now! :-) Here is the poem... Dutty Tough - Louise Bennett Sun a shine but tings no bright; Doah pot a bwile, bickle no nuff; River flood but water scarce, yawl Rain a fall but dutty tough. Tings so bad dat nowadays when Yuh ask smaddy how dem do Dem fraid yuh tek it tell dem back, So dem no answer yuh. No care omuch we dah work fa Hard-time still een we shut; We dah fight, Hard-time a beat we, Dem might raise we wages, but One poun gawn awn pon we pay, an We no feel no merriment For ten poun gawn pon we food An ten pound pon we rent! Saltfish gawn up, mackerel gawn up. Pork en beef gawn up, An when rice and butter ready Dem just go pon holiday! Claht, boot, pin an needle gawn up' Ice, bread, taxes, water-rate Kersene ile, gasolene, gawn up; An de poun devaluate. De price of bread gawn up so high Dat we haffi agree Fi cut we yeye pon bred an all Tun dumplin refugee An all dem marga smaddy weh Dah gwan like fat is sin All dem-deh weh dah fas wid me Ah lef dem to dumpling! Sun a shine an pot a bwile, but Things no bright, bickle no nuff Rain a fall, river dah flood, but, Water scarce and dutty tough. Source: http://louisebennett.com/ Stay in touch Shann. Related Pages: Who is Louise Bennett? My favourite Jamaican poems Jamaican Folk Tales Jamaican Culture Our Jamaica Blog
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