Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Hollow heart

I let it go –
All that hurt you caused me
I let the river,
Take it and finally I feel free

I let it go –
Those moments I felt small
I let the tree,
Dig in and finally I feel tall

I let it go –
The endless nights I cried
I let the rain,
Wash it and finally I feel clean inside

I let you go –
Because you needed me to follow
And my love,
You drank from my heart till it was hollow

Monday, 9 March 2020

Guyana Stories


Guyana –
A country born of their sacrifice
Heirs of their pain –
Where do I end, and you begin?
Why do we stand apart?
Can you not see our colourful threads?
A tapestry woven through time –
A million stories tightly bound

There is danger in a single story.
Can you not see our histories intertwined?
Written on the land
Control the narrative – control the nation.
Can you not see what the fear does to us?
Hacking at our tapestry –
Setting the threads ablaze
Distorting our woven story
So – that the main rhetoric remains
Telling us a single story –
Is this or that.

Well - my Guyana is not this or that.
My Guyana is choice.  My Guyana is everything.
My Guyana got nuff gaff and laugh
My Guyana is made of little stories
Of resilience,
Of joys,
Of pains,
Of freedom,
Of histories,
Of myths and legends,
Of nature,
Of dreams and hopes
My Guyana is not a single story
My Guyana is made of love
Of daily heroes unrecorded
Of invisible struggles
Of silent devotion
My Guyana is woven with –
rays of sunlight,
reflecting at sunrise and sunset
Woven with earth colours, blended.
My Guyana is not a single story
My Guyana is a living painting.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Attention to Intention

You knew I was wild
But you wanted to play
You liked my attention
When I started to dance
Only for you -
You had another intention

Danced with me for a while
Knowing I was wild
Pulled me down - fed me your dreams
Till I let my vision drift
But you liked to play
You liked my attention

I made you feel special
Cause I danced for you
You let me think it was real
When I helped you heal
But you liked to play
You liked my attention

You've broken my heart
Taken me apart -
I know it was not
Your intention -
But you liked to play
You just liked my attention

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Gleaning meaning

Some like sanitised meaning
Never truly gleaning
The mystic soul-
They lock their beating hearts to ideals of cold and measured moments
Wildness without relent-
Torments the narrow mind
How can fire be kind?

Decisions based on proven facts-
Fear-driven tacts
And man's unnatural care -
Lacks courage of a soulful tear,
Two beats locked in arrythmic sway
Yearning to cut/ and break away
Tied in hypothetised metric steps
The cost to cut and run too steep

Thursday, 12 December 2019

No hope, no witness, no reward

You've gotta love it through the grime-
Even when no glory is to be had
There are those who like to shine
When other lights are on
But those that twinkle-
When the darkness overwhelms
With no hope, with no witness, with no reward
Well-
They are the ones who love through time

You've gotta love it through the grime-
Even when no glory is to be had
There are those who love to boast
Only when they know they're heard
But those that whisper-
When the silence rings
With no hope, with no witness, with no reward
Well-
They are the ones who love through time

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Easy Smile

You had that easy smile
Laid back style -
I seemed to think
You looked only at me
But if I did blink
My opened eyes would see
The easy way your glance
Moved with passing whisps'
Choreographed dance

Magic, mad man


Sunday, 27 October 2019

Swirling Memories


It swirls within –
A bitter sweet mixing
Of memories I’d rather not recall
Here – comes night fall
Dark blanket of silence lays
Heavy upon the one who pays
The price of suffocated joy
Emotions raw – played like a toy
A weak rebellion squashed
As those who ‘know’ speak in hushed
Quick whispers of judgement
She turns her eye down again
In all that she found pain
What a fool to think
That one of her ilk
Would stand by her side 
In the upcoming storm to aide
How easy it is to claim bravery
In the shelter of your morality



Hollow heart

I let it go – All that hurt you caused me I let the river, Take it and finally I feel free I let it go – Those moments I felt s...