Ad­vice to yout-man

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS & EDUCATION - – Otis May Wills

Yout-man, be wise Open up you eyes Don’t let strain and stress Al­ter you use­ful­ness Look pon you bredda-man Hold out you help­ing han See yout­man dem a fall No one on who to call You can’t jus sit pon cawna All a we a no per­forma Good work now kill yout-man Yout-man can live to be ole man Yout-man, tek care ah you-self Be de only bot­tle on de shelf Out yah sweeta dan inna jail For some ah you cant even get bail God sey him call yout-man Him call you be­cause you strong Many great Ja­maican of our time Never set out for­tune to find You too, can make a dif­fer­ence Show dat you life can mek sense No dirty-up you mind wid hate Try in you com­mu­nity to par­tic­i­pate Dis is de way we use to be When we were on grand­par­ents knee See dem live till dem ole and grey So lis­ten to what ole peo­ple say Mek ev­ery one re­spect you In all de ac­tions dat you do And you will live to see to­mor­row Many to­mor­rows will fol­low Turn you good dreams to re­al­ity Never mek dis vi­sion leave you heart.

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