Buxton Shippy

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

Buxton Shippy Poems

81. Light At Dawn 10/12/2013
82. Life's Victories 6/7/2013
83. Life Is Worth Living 3/29/2013
84. Life Is 4/10/2013
85. Last Breath 10/31/2011
86. Lake Of Fire 5/16/2011
87. Just Thinking 4/1/2013
88. Jonah 3/5/2013
89. Jamaican Yard Talk-1 2/6/2013
90. In Memory Of Peter R. Bruneau 7/26/2012
91. In Memory Of Mateland 7/22/2012
92. In Memory Of Aunt Julie 11/8/2012
93. In Luminous Bliss 9/10/2014
94. Ignorance Is A Friend Of Fools 3/27/2013
95. If I Were A Rose 4/12/2013
96. I Will Not Pay 8/25/2014
97. I Don'T Feel Like A Poet Today 10/30/2014
98. Hunger 5/16/2011
99. Humming Birds 3/20/2013
100. How Long? 4/18/2013
101. Here We Come 12/1/2012
102. Here I Come-4 7/19/2012
103. Here I Come-3 7/18/2012
104. Heart 5/16/2011
105. Hear I Come-2 7/14/2012
106. Hear I Come 7/13/2012
107. He Saves 6/25/2011
108. He Is God Almighty 8/4/2011
109. He Alone Is Worthy 9/24/2012
110. Hanging Out 2/4/2013
111. Grandmother (Hepseba Richards) 6/26/2011
112. Fragments 8/27/2011
113. Forlorn Without Knowing Why 10/18/2013
114. Footsteps Behind Us 2/5/2013
115. Fire Tempest 8/21/2014
116. Fear 9/6/2011
117. Faithfulness 4/11/2013
118. Express Yourself 4/3/2013
119. Exposed Reds 5/31/2011
120. Evil On Foot 5/12/2011
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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