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Jamaica - My Country

by Christine Laud
(North Lauderdale ,FL)

Jamaica - My Country (Peace & Love)

Jamaica - My Country (Peace & Love)

Jamaica50 Entry #5 -Jamaica - My Country(Poem)




Jamaica -tropical little island
That is where my life began.

Your hills and mountains sculptured me -
Swimming, diving, bamboo rafting
On the rivers long and winding -
Riding the waves on the Caribbean Sea
Brought finesse to the work.

Quadrille had us dancing in frills and fours
All over the floor
With rock steady and reggae in our souls
The pocomania and dinkie minnie
Possessed our bodies and brought out the moves.

From basic school to the university
Education has always been paramount.
Sunday school and youth fellowship,
Crusades and conventions
All add to the wonderful gifts you have given us;
Wealth untold!

Now as I walk in a foreign land
With my head held high
Making a worthwhile contribution
I think of you my dear JAMAICA
And wish to make you proud.

Your colors I flaunt
Your values uphold
And if I make the news
I want it to be an asset
To you, my beautiful island home.
JAMAICA, my first love!

C.A. Duncan- Laud

Happy Jamaica50th!


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Aug 02, 2012
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Following your Gift
by: Anonymous

Christine,
Your poem is reminiscent sentimental and timely with Jamaica's 50th Celebration.I hope your book reaches Jamaica and sales increase like wildfire there and in the United States and abroad. My prayer is for your poem to fill hearts with pleasure and love of country. Continue with your gift, God Bless, Eva

Jul 21, 2012
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"Jamaica - My Country"
by: Terri

Lovely poem.

Jul 18, 2012
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Sweet Nostalgia.
by: Etta

You did it again Chris! It's beautiful. Hope you will see her again soon.

Jul 17, 2012
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Jamaica - My Country
by: Anonymous

Beautiful Poem, it makes me missed jamaica and yearned to be there. Likes it!!!!!!!!

Jul 16, 2012
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Jamaica - My Country
by: Allecia


Beautiful!

Jul 13, 2012
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Nice
by: Anonymous

Nice poem

Jul 13, 2012
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Very True
by: Anonymous

This poem makes me yearn for the visit Jamaica.

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