Jamaican Athletes - The Poem
by Denise Salmon
by Denise Salmon
...In appreciation of Jamaica's performance at the 2013 Athletics World Championship in Moscow.
2013 World Champions
Top Athletes, real Jamaicans
Once again our flag was raised to the sky
And our spirits were lifted way up high
Athletes from the largest, small island on the planet
Keep on breaking world records that were previously set
The athletes found a way to make their dreams come through
And all Jamaicans are happy, they are not sad and blue
Now I remember the words Marcus Garvey spoke
He was really serious , he was making no joke
When he said we can accomplish what we will
I am glad for those of us who remember his words still
I think he is smiling somewhere right now
Because some of us heard him somehow
And decided they wanted to be champions
Even though they are born Jamaicans
They might not have had the best equipment
And sometimes they might have faced ridicule and resentment
But Jamaicans know how to be very brave and strong
Ready to take their place at the top of the world where they belong
So other nations should respect the black the green and the gold
These are the colors that tells them that Jamaicans are bold
A good challenge is all they will ever need
So they can show the world , how to succeed
When the world sang our national anthem
The inspiring words made us forget our problem
As Jamaicans we were able to stand tall
As we answered to our ancestor's call
They wanted us to always love this land
And work together as we hold each others hands
They told us about the importance of a vision
They new this would help us to complete our missionEditor's Note
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