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Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS&EDUCATION - – Erica Brown Mar­riott

Yes! Mi glad fi wat a hap­pen. Papa, dis is sweet. Mi gwine shut di door pon medicine Fi turn class ath­lete!

Is not a trick dis Papa An is not jus bout di money. Mi waa fi run like light­en­ing So dem mek statue a mi! No! It kyaa be wen mi dead Papa Cause hon­our laas pon duppy! Mi want i’ mek wen mi alive So even mi can look pon I’.

Den, out­side of get­ting pay­ment Fi mi job as ath­lete Mi can get home­com­ing cel­e­bra­tion An even mone­tary treat.

Doan look so clue­less Papa. Wen me run an please di crowd Dis coun­try mus re­ward mi Fi mek ev­ery­body proud.

Wat yu grum­blin’ bout now sah? Shif’ di cob­web mek mi hear! You re­ally tink is tax gwine use Fi back di whole af­fair?

Maybe yu right mi gran-faada Cause who go­ing in dem pakit Fi tek cash splurge pon ath­lete, jus so? Yu know wat, mek wi drop it.

But as mi in­di­cate be­fore Yu naa lose off dis gran. Me, yu gran-bwoy Anancy Gwine put pon pedestal!

Un­til such time doah Papa Please mas­sage mi foot fi mi An bring wet rag fi wipe dem off cause Mi dida run bare­foot Dem dutty!

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