Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 234 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Buxton Shippy Poems

81. If I Were A Rose 4/12/2013
82. Ignorance Is A Friend Of Fools 3/27/2013
83. In Honor Of Minister Craig Davis 1/1/2016
84. In Luminous Bliss 9/10/2014
85. In Memory Of Aunt Julie 11/8/2012
86. In Memory Of Erroll Wilson 8/20/2015
87. In Memory Of Mateland 7/22/2012
88. In Memory Of Peter R. Bruneau 7/26/2012
89. Jamaican Yard Talk-1 2/6/2013
90. Jonah 3/5/2013
91. Just Thinking 4/1/2013
92. Lake Of Fire 5/16/2011
93. Last Breath 10/31/2011
94. Leah Cort Shand 10/31/2015
95. Life Is 4/10/2013
96. Life Is Worth Living 3/29/2013
97. Life's Victories 6/7/2013
98. Light At Dawn 10/12/2013
99. Machines 5/21/2011
100. Master And King 5/15/2011
101. Miss Lawrence 3/25/2013
102. Mister Poverty 3/23/2013
103. Money 5/15/2011
104. My Children 8/6/2014
105. My Darling 1/30/2012
106. My Unfading Rose 6/5/2013
107. New Beginning 4/23/2013
108. New Life 10/15/2014
109. Not My Kind 3/21/2013
110. O Jamaica 5/19/2011
111. Ode To My Father 6/26/2011
112. Ode To Phebe 7/6/2011
113. Ode To Phylicia 7/6/2011
114. Ode To Phyllis 6/28/2011
115. On A Day Like This 6/6/2011
116. One For The Road 8/12/2014
117. Paradox 5/28/2011
118. Peasants In Uncle's Back-Yard 3/26/2013
119. Pen Force 12/29/2011
120. Poem Versus Prose 5/20/2011
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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Admonition

Sons and daughters
Respect authority
In this World System
You need clarity
It can help, it can hurt
Have to know the laws
That govern earth
Be contented with a little
Than much behind bars

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