Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 182 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 Luminous Bliss 9/10/2014
84. In Memory Of Aunt Julie 11/8/2012
85. In Memory Of Mateland 7/22/2012
86. In Memory Of Peter R. Bruneau 7/26/2012
87. Jamaican Yard Talk-1 2/6/2013
88. Jonah 3/5/2013
89. Just Thinking 4/1/2013
90. Lake Of Fire 5/16/2011
91. Last Breath 10/31/2011
92. Life Is 4/10/2013
93. Life Is Worth Living 3/29/2013
94. Life's Victories 6/7/2013
95. Light At Dawn 10/12/2013
96. Machines 5/21/2011
97. Master And King 5/15/2011
98. Miss Lawrence 3/25/2013
99. Mister Poverty 3/23/2013
100. Money 5/15/2011
101. My Children 8/6/2014
102. My Darling 1/30/2012
103. My Unfading Rose 6/5/2013
104. New Beginning 4/23/2013
105. New Life 10/15/2014
106. Not My Kind 3/21/2013
107. O Jamaica 5/19/2011
108. Ode To My Father 6/26/2011
109. Ode To Phebe 7/6/2011
110. Ode To Phylicia 7/6/2011
111. Ode To Phyllis 6/28/2011
112. On A Day Like This 6/6/2011
113. One For The Road 8/12/2014
114. Paradox 5/28/2011
115. Peasants In Uncle's Back-Yard 3/26/2013
116. Pen Force 12/29/2011
117. Poem Versus Prose 5/20/2011
118. Political Warriors 6/4/2011
119. Portrait Of A Woman 7/30/2014
120. Prepare To Meet Him 3/15/2013
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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