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I am. by Richard V Fraser Who am I, I am Jamaican I am the mix of African maroon, Scottish, Irish, German,English, Chinese and Indian I am the flavour in the Jerk, the curry, the roast yam, the ackee and saltfish I am the Mento, the Ska, the Roots the Rock the Reggae and the Dance hall I am the sun, the sand, the trees and the breeze I am the vibe in Negril, the splash in Mo-bay, the weekend in Ochie and the bashment in the Kingston town I am the julie mango, the sweet sugar cane, the nice cool jelly coconut and the sweet but sour sop I am the Marley, the Garvey, the Quarrie, Bolt and the Louise Bennett I am the Harder they come, the Smile orange, the Dance hall Queen and the Shotas I am the Black, the Green, the Gold I am the Independent, the Emancipated I am the Proud, I am Jamaican

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Date: 2/9/2015 5:04:00 PM
Hi Richard.. powerful, well constructed write, my friend. Poetry Soup is an awesome place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other gifted poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give one of the Contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more of your good writes in February. Please take time to check me out, ok!
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Date: 2/10/2015 6:35:00 AM
Nuff Respect Lyric Man for the positive words. I will check out the contest and pass by your page. Bless RVF
Date: 2/8/2015 4:07:00 PM
Hi Richard, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun in this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST in hopes it inspires you in some way. I will enjoy following you and your poetry:) This is a great way to start the New Year. Lucky Us, To Have you. Enjoy 2015, with New Poet Friends! @-> LINDA <-@
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Richard Fraser
Date: 2/10/2015 6:31:00 AM
Thanks you I am looking forward to read and post poem on the soup. I will checkout the Contest as well. Chat soon RVF
Date: 2/8/2015 3:11:00 PM
RICHARD, I am glad to meet you, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 2/10/2015 6:27:00 AM
Hi Skat, thanks for reading,enjoying and commenting on my poem. I look forward to your poems. Will be in touch. Bless RVF