Buxton Shippy

Freshman - 717 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Buxton Shippy Poems

81. Jamaican Yard Talk-1 2/6/2013
82. Bright Light 2/17/2013
83. Yard Talk-2 2/22/2013
84. Yard Talk-3 2/27/2013
85. Jonah 3/5/2013
86. What The World Cannot See 3/8/2013
87. The Cost Of Ignorance 3/9/2013
88. Black Dreadlocks-2 3/12/2013
89. Prepare To Meet Him 3/15/2013
90. Why Death Lingers 3/15/2013
91. Dancing Tear-Drop 3/19/2013
92. Scripted Years 3/19/2013
93. Humming Birds 3/20/2013
94. Not My Kind 3/21/2013
95. Death Is Better Than 3/25/2013
96. Miss Lawrence 3/25/2013
97. Peasants In Uncle's Back-Yard 3/26/2013
98. Ignorance Is A Friend Of Fools 3/27/2013
99. Life Is Worth Living 3/29/2013
100. She's Got An Hold On My Heart 1/31/2013
101. The Ritual Of A Summer-Time-Line 2/2/2013
102. Express Yourself 4/3/2013
103. Life Is 4/10/2013
104. Reality 5/10/2013
105. Wished You Had'Nt Said It? 5/29/2013
106. Life's Victories 6/7/2013
107. Trayvon Not Forgotten 7/16/2013
108. Walking Around 6/10/2013
109. What If I Could... 9/1/2013
110. Are Babies Truly Like This? 9/4/2013
111. Willing Warriors 9/9/2013
112. Say It Is Ephemeral 4/6/2013
113. Unapreciated 5/6/2014
114. They Touched My Shoulder 7/11/2014
115. Savior And Lord 7/17/2014
116. The Way I See It Now 7/23/2014
117. Portrait Of A Woman 7/30/2014
118. The Man I Met 7/31/2014
119. Calm In The Storm 8/5/2014
120. My Children 8/6/2014

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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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