Gillena Cox

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Gillena Cox Biography

1950, born to Mary Stroude and Job Mitchell in St. Georges Grenada; migrated to Trinidad around age four to five. Spent a brief spell in Caroni then we moved to Chaguanas; i was sent to live with my Aunt Olive and Uncle Eyrie in Prince Street, Port of Spain during my mother's pregnancy with my first sister. In Port of Spain i attended, Eastern Priv ...

Gillena Cox Poems

1.
Sand And Water

Returning to shore,
An ocean and its secrets;
To ebb the curiosity of quotidian being,
Whose essence thirst for far off adventures;
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2.
Just Because

That time of year once more
When the bracts turn red
On the poinsettia
When every one want
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3.
We Lowed

I knew not, where from they came
but from the mouths of all
The story was the same
Nazareth in Gallilee,
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4.
Haiti's Pain

Toussaint, Henri, Des Salines;
Are you watching?
Dont turn your eyes away;
Their pain, is our pain, is your pain;
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5.
A Happy Time

A jolly time a happy time,
Of evergreen and bare branch lights;
When a smile cost less than a dime,
And the willing clink of a coin sounds;
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Gillena Cox Comments

Allemagne Roßmann 20 May 2009

Beautiful write with the right choose of diction and allegories.

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