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I Am

I am. by Richard V Fraser Who am I? 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: 2/10/2015 8:53:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem, Richard. Makes me want to visit Jamaica even more than before.
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Date: 3/2/2015 2:37:00 AM
Hey David, you should go. Jamaica is a beautiful and wonderful place to make great memories.