Tro-Tro Pow-Pow (Jamaican Poem)

by James Messam
(London)

Long ago when mi y’eye deh ah mi knee, mi used to wear short trousers and mi foot sole grounded, mi used to visit mi granny an mi grand pa.


When evening come granny put on the big Yabba pot and full it with earth food. Mi notice the absence of salting so mi sey, ”Granny yu nah cook noh salting".

Mi granny scratch her head and sey, "Son, ah only we too lib, mi and you grand pa. When mi cook the likkle bickle wi just nyaam it so, so, so. Yu grand pa prefer to save up the money in a the big calabash.

Last week mi really want to test him so when Sunday m’awning come mi get up bright and early and look after him favourite breakfast, bammy and chocolate tea broiling hot with the oil pan the top, but mi noh put one drop a sugar in deh.

Mi set it pan the table and call him. Him bless it and start savour the taste. When him reach halfway through it mi hear him sey. "Rachel di tea could teck likkli bit more sugar".

Mi sey, "Den granny him really drink it without sugar? She sey, ”A soh him used to it so- Soh Soh”

Granny sey, “Anyway mi noh know if like how you deh yah him wi do any betta. Go dung a gully and tell him fi give yu tropance meck yu buy tropance shad.

So mi hop skip and jump till mi reach de guinep tree trunk whey him a sharpen him belly woman cutlass and sey "Gra—an pa granny s-ey fi gi me tro-pance- m-ek mi buy t-rop-ance shad”.

Him look up wid a frown an wipe him forehead wid him big finga. Mi utterance seem to startle him, for him raise himself up and look mi straight in a mi ‘yeye and sey,” Tropance shad! Wholla tropance shad? You a go uppen shap? Bway you mad? Look how tropance shad nuff?

Grand pa sey "Any way tell her fi look ova de creng –creng him see de dutchy wid some oil kibba up wid coco leaf whey mi use last week, him fi go dung a di tro –tro patta and pick two big tro-tro she fi cook dem till dem soft and meck tro- tro pow- pow.

An mi grandpa nebba tap 'naam tro- tro pow- pow till him deaf.

Ah yah yahh.

© J Messam
Mobile: 07950526025
E Mail: jamesmessam@hotmail.com
WWW.THE-ESSENCE.INFO

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to article_submission.

Read More ...

Recommended For You ...

Since you're here...

… I have a small favour to ask. I'm on a journey to amaze you with even more engaging content. I want to talk, listen and interact with you even more. I want to share the very best of my travelogues, my experience and time around the country with you.

Thanks to Patreon, I'm now finally able do more of what you'd want me to do.  

For as little as $1, you can become a Patreon – and it only takes a minute. Click Here to become a Patreon. Thank you.

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed.

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool, It works!

Or, simply click hereto ask me the questionI'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours!


Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See.

SEARCH THE SITE



Trending Now

My Gift To You!

101 FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA
EMAIL IT PLEASE

Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
NEW! JOIN MY PATREON COMMUNITY! Click Here For Details.
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. What is the history of Tourism in Jamaica?

    Jul 16, 18 09:23 PM

    The history of Tourism in Jamaica, Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Did you know that Tourism wasn't always the top industry in Jamaica?

    Read More

  2. What are the requirements to become a Lawyer in Jamaica?

    Jul 16, 18 03:46 PM

    What are the requirements to become a lawyer in Jamaica? - Answered by Trevon Fletcher, Contributed || July 2018 In Jamaica, lawyers are governed by

    Read More

  3. what are the main causes of crime in Jamaica?

    Jul 15, 18 12:17 AM

    What are the main causes of crime in Jamaica? || Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Student Writer Let's break this down, shall we? According to the Merriam

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Pumpkin Soup (The Recipe) - A Sat'day family favourite!

    Jul 14, 18 10:33 PM

    It's rich, it's tasty, it's delectable. Try it, it is our own Jamaican pumpkin soup.

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.