Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 182 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Buxton Shippy Poems

1. Yard Talk-3 2/27/2013
2. Yard Talk-2 2/22/2013
3. Would Jesus Like This? 5/11/2013
4. Words 8/23/2014
5. Women Time 4/28/2012
6. Witnesses 7/14/2011
7. Wished You Had'Nt Said It? 5/29/2013
8. Winds And Skirts 8/31/2011
9. Willing Warriors 9/9/2013
10. Why Death Lingers 3/15/2013
11. Where The Trail Ends 9/12/2014
12. When You Write My Eulogy 5/5/2012
13. When We Were Young 6/7/2011
14. When Earth Quaked 5/13/2011
15. When All Things Fail 7/6/2013
16. What Would The World Be Like 7/10/2013
17. What Would A Mind Uncluttered See? 10/28/2013
18. What The World Cannot See 3/8/2013
19. What If I Could... 9/1/2013
20. War On Injustice 7/24/2011
21. Walking Around 6/10/2013
22. Virtuous Queen 7/10/2011
23. Unapreciated 5/6/2014
24. Tribute To Oku Onuora 6/16/2011
25. Tribute To Mom 5/20/2011
26. Trayvon Not Forgotten 7/16/2013
27. Transient Life 1/11/2012
28. Transformative Ink 6/28/2011
29. Thugs Fitted With Uniforms 9/10/2014
30. Third Heaven 6/25/2011
31. They Touched My Shoulder 7/11/2014
32. The Way I See It Now 7/23/2014
33. The Villainous Monk 4/26/2012
34. The Thing Betwixt The Ears 9/16/2014
35. The Ritual Of A Summer-Time-Line 2/2/2013
36. The Man I Met 7/31/2014
37. The Man 2/4/2013
38. The Day We Wished Never Happened 4/22/2013
39. The Cross Africa Bears 4/27/2012
40. The Cost Of Ignorance 3/9/2013
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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Abba Sigh

In the midst of terror
Dry bones sing
Earth vomits
Innocent blood shed
Creation shudder

Heart stained
Where greed left its mark
Human predators multiplied

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