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Ackee Poems

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Premium Member GRUBBING
Adjusting Appetizing Palates.
I have sampled the variety,
I am the one who has tasted life;
The one who has had a taste of life.
Rarely indulged in the main course-
Seldom a full meal-
I come hungry-
To leave satisfied...
I want more substance.

Sampled the world on...Read More
Categories: ackee, appreciation, food, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry



THOUGHTS OF A JAMAICAN CHRISTMAS
THOUGHTS OF A JAMAICAN CHRISTMAS

I remember Christmas of yesteryear
Of John Canoe dancing with fife and drum
Horsehead would approach, it was scary but fun
And Scrippy scrappy looked like a real bum

Of Christmas breeze and Poinsettias red
Mixed with white Euphorbias in the...Read More
Categories: ackee, celebration, christmas, family, feelings, growing up, remember,
Form: Free verse
Jamaica 55
One cold red stripe 
Gi mi a white rum with a twist of lime 
Wi celebrating Jamaica at 55
Miss Matti pass the jerk chicken and festival don't forget to put the ackee and saltfish pan the side 

The music sweet...Read More
Categories: ackee, memory,
Form: Free verse
Jamaica
Little Island of Jamaica, birth place of Reggae
Always jolly, on a sunny day
Rastafari is the place where it all started
1948 on the Empire Wind rush most departed
Ackee & salt fish is the national dish
I love walking on the beach eating...Read More
Categories: ackee, travel,
Form: I do not know?
In her my Love Dwells
Her eye balls gleam as bright night light
Her brow hairs, blinking black as ackee seed
Sag upon themselves
And the two curve as crescent of half moon
I mesmerize whenever she grins
And I wonder, are these teeth or diamonds?
And an utterance from her
Makes...Read More
Categories: ackee, love, romantic,
Form: Romanticism



The Spot
Herbert is down the block
At his hang-out spot
But when dusk falls, he will
Climb home-made stairs
To his sanctuary
And stars above will shine.

At the spot, you'll see 
white cups that kiss eager lips
The color of cream, or mahogany
Some are as black as...Read More
Categories: ackee,
Form: Bio
Traumatic experience
Here we hid when we heard
A knock strongly---a sudden clattered upon the ground
Everyone indoor shrieked, trembled
Out...     out.....      we heard
They separated males from females
Sans bother how small we were
They guided us to...Read More
Categories: ackee, allegory, anxiety, bereavement, drug,
Form: Rhyme
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,...Read More
Categories: ackee, beach, beautiful,
Form: ABC
I am
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...Read More
Categories: ackee, beautiful,
Form: ABC
I am
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...Read More
Categories: ackee, beautiful,
Form: ABC



Premium Member EXPATRIATE

     EXPATRIATE…
     (Apropos Soon Come)

Heard the chichi budo singing
in the banana walk; heard
the burro braying; and
the mongoose roaming the coop;
smelled the aroma of roast breadfruit,
ackee and salt fish; and
felt the icy cold...Read More
Categories: ackee, anxiety, conflict, desire, home, imagery, lonely, longing,
Form: Prose Poetry
Turn Hand make Fashion
The cooking oil ran out
Before the dough began to fry
She took the fishgut out
And broast it empty till it dry
Then making smaller cakes
She potted them crispy again
On medium flame, flakes
Of brown, the royal taste remain.

When the pants were shabby
This grown...Read More
Categories: ackee, mother,
Form: Verse
Jamaica our native land
Have you forgotten your native land, the days when our ancestors sweat and harvest?
crop with their hands, Jamaica our black Negro land
the name itself is a brand

Have you forgotten the Jamaican national bird, our charming doctor bird?
can you remember that...Read More
Categories: ackee, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Ackee
There you are
Red, black, and gold
And in the wind
Your dress uplifted, the tease
Of hungry men appetite
For I have looked up your tree
With jealousy
At birds beaking your breast
And felt my tongue
Its passion flaming
Longing to lick your fatness
Like a plate.

O so intimate...Read More
Categories: ackee, food, nostalgia
Form: Free verse
Indelible
The cock of day crow over johncrow mountain
Sun come bright
Like Jane and Louise shine eye girl
And light
Just drop from heaven like ripe breadfruit
I pull the darkness from my eyes
And look and see only one thing on my mind
Always like bulla...Read More
Categories: ackee, hopelonging, love,
Form: Free verse
Jamaica's National Dish: Ackee and Salt fish
Bring the fried ackee well dressed
In fresh herbs and spiced
Blend in codfish, like a breast
Flamed suckled, sufficed
My tongue to taste this
Dream of bliss.
Joy!...Read More
Categories: ackee, food
Form: Epulaeryu
My Land
A land that captures your attention;
encapsulate your thoughts of natural beauty and tranquility
A land of divine sunshine.
A place of seashores; a land with momentum water drop falls, exquisite white 
sand beaches, winding rivers and streams.
Famous for its dazzling and enchanting...Read More
Categories: ackee, nature, people, places, visionary,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)