Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 194 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Buxton Shippy Poems

1. A Glimmer Of Hope 9/1/2011
2. A Herbal Mystic 10/19/2011
3. A Jamaican Response 2/5/2013
4. A Lover's Bickering 10/9/2012
5. A Silent Place 12/29/2011
6. A Solid Black 12/19/2011
7. A Spiritual Encounter 7/11/2011
8. A Work Story 10/12/2012
9. Abba Sigh 5/11/2011
10. Admonition 5/12/2011
11. African Rhythms 7/13/2011
12. Agony 5/12/2011
13. All The Way 5/12/2011
14. An Architect 12/7/2012
15. An Old Tune, An Old Song 2/1/2012
16. Anansi 1/23/2013
17. Anemic Capitalism 6/1/2011
18. Answered Prayer 10/9/2014
19. Architectural Thesis 5/13/2011
20. Are Babies Truly Like This? 9/4/2013
21. Ashes 6/18/2011
22. Before Twilight Dawns 5/24/2011
23. Betrayal 7/25/2011
24. Beyond The Grave 6/27/2011
25. Bitter Heart 5/13/2011
26. Black Dreadlocks 6/2/2011
27. Black Dreadlocks-2 3/12/2013
28. Blazing Temples 8/22/2014
29. Bright Light 2/17/2013
30. Calm In The Storm 8/5/2014
31. Cell 5/30/2011
32. Cell - 2 8/19/2011
33. Cheating Pain 11/27/2012
34. Children 6/6/2011
35. Children-2 1/17/2013
36. Clear Vision Now 5/3/2014
37. Cold And Lonely 8/8/2014
38. Come Holy Spirit 8/1/2011
39. Come My Child 8/17/2011
40. Come My Savior Come 5/9/2013
Best Poem of Buxton Shippy

A Silent Place

The lights bend
As a single person approaches
The sparsely furnished hallway
As if they felt him.

The corridors are filled
With a deafening silence,
Before they knelt to pray.
And the suspended linens
Sway with a gentle wind
As the bell tells time
With its ceremonial ringing.

A brother, with a food cart,
Moved from cell to cell
And slip the daily rations
Through the windows
Set in the paneled doors.

They are not seen.
They are not heard.
They are situated
In a silent place.

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All The Way

Emotions twisting
Mind racing towards the end
Uncontrolled life edging
Pray to the Deity
Trouble everywhere
The people wailing

It is a threatening day
A life of constraint

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