Why I so Love Nanny... (A Sequel)
Matthew di monster did want fi create mayhem,
Suh him tell imself seh, watch mi, a gwine mash dem up, Suh im try im tricks. Sometimes im walk, sometimes im crawl, Matthew even fly, everything im try, When im want fi confuse, im don’t even move at all. Since wi couldn’t figure out what im up to, Wi get dung an prepare. Everybody get busy, rich an poor people everywhere,
Yuh could a see di hardware an supermarket dem a beam, Sales galore, dem a burst from di seam. Bread an biscuit couldn’t tarry pon di shelf As everybody a try fi help demself. Canned goods put on feather an fly, Matches, batteries, candle an flashlight mek
fast movement, dem wouldn’t sit idly by.
Kudos to di authority dem who duh a really excellent Job, Precautionary bulletin flood di air Yuh could hear advisory everywhere. Wi did really tek Matthew serious an prepare, Everybody did up to di task An dis help fi mek di monster fraid fi pass.
Fi mi Aunty Matty seh she cant understand
Why Matthew busy sometime an sometimes Im behave like a statue. She seh she don’t know why dem Give him such a famous name An meck it get to im head dat im deh all About a search fi fame. Yes im hear about Matthew di great disciple Suh im want fi come here fi try tax collection, But im get some information seh di country Surpass di projected target.
Suh im feel shame, change im mind an call it quit.
Mi really feel a sense of relief seh God meck im change im mind
Guh about him stormy business an lef us safe behind.
Although him stall movie, lock dung di business dem, an school
Send people in a shelter an cause some alarm Im cause minimal harm an not much pain Suh wi haffi thank God dat Jamaica escape dis monster hurricane.
Wi a pray fi di country dem weh him gone dat dem survive Keep strong an stay alive. We pray God will stop dis monster an im wicked onslaught Bring the countries back to normalcy An bring Matthew dung to nought. I so Love Nanny because she has a face I recognise Private Rowena Alicia Oliver WRAC .... courage of a solider to the end, forever “Livy” I connect with her Jemima Amy .... as I do with my seventy-odd Grand Lena Elizabeth before she died who would fry egg for me who I would camp out with at Anderson Road across the road from “Up Park” camp who taught me to write letters claiming her pension from the British crown placing headstones on her parents’ graves, Logwood, Hanover, taking the railway
I so Love Nanny for she never left me alone at school, at “ball ground” Maroon on the wall paintings I was lobbying for another Woman heroine but it is not bad, the equation One of her = Six HERO Men to balance the scales of justice I like that rate of exchange can even go as far as DEXTA DAPS .... “11”, Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley “Jamaica Woman” All respect due to them, the six men that is (or 11 as the case may be) but just as well Nanny is an archetype they can’t quite pin down her lineage they would need more walls and have 14 (22) faces painted nonetheless, employment for the painters, construction workers artists