Matthew

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS&EDUCATION - – He­len-Ann El­iz­a­beth Wilkin­son – He­len-Ann El­iz­a­beth Wilkin­son

A dog crosses the road in Kingston on Sun­day. East­ern Ja­maica has been af­fected by oc­ca­sional heavy show­ers as­so­ci­ated with Hur­ri­cane Matthew. Haiti, Can’t take an­other slap the face how many drowned? cov­ered un­der sea in the Caribbean? they took us from the A con­ti­nent to this Fail­ing E cul­ture pro­fan­ity rip­ping us from King­ships, Queen­ships in

fish pots That my friends is the great­est tragedy homi­cide, geno­cide ever an­other warped “mid­dle pas­sage” This place is “pass” the Old tes­ta­ment the New does not need to be in­cluded only Brim­stone and fire for such cruel coun­cil

can’t take an­other slap in the face of th­ese neo­colonist drown­ing il­lit­er­ate planes that can’t read wind di­rec­tion or gauge speed The worst dis­as­ters are the ones we do not recog­nise in­vis­i­ble to the naked eye if you knew they were bad com­pany you wouldn’t have stayed with them right? Haiti today you re­mind me, us of those At last some gospel come di­rect hit be­low the belt your 6:24 says we can’t love two mas­ters, it’s must be God for­get money

drowned, forced out of their fish pots on Niger to this prison of is­lands that can’ t keep afloat. twisted tongues without the power of the Holy Spirit you say “...for­get about the clothes you stole ...” so I am with a stole,” ... bet­ter off” you say “naked” full of “an­i­mal rights” and none for hu­mans u don’t need the naked truth now, just plenty colour­ful fab­ric. dem ah plan dem baddness same way sey “wi nuh fraid of duppy nor hur­ri­cane” All I hope sey is, well, at least your mes­sage when de­liv­ered could give us an in­ter­na­tional tax/debt break

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