Leonard Dabydeen

Veteran Poet - 1,910 Points (Guyana)

Leonard Dabydeen Poems

1. Our Own World 1/21/2010
2. In God We Trust 1/21/2010
3. Wings To Fly 1/22/2010
4. Just A Dream 1/22/2010
5. Sweet-Scented Perfume 1/22/2010
6. The One I Love 1/22/2010
7. Raindrops Our Tears 1/24/2010
8. Rise Up After The Fall 1/24/2010
9. Behind Every Gilded Armor 1/24/2010
10. Maybe If... 1/24/2010
11. I'M Yours To Hold Tenderly 1/24/2010
12. Here Is Our Playground 1/24/2010
13. This Hand That Touches You 1/24/2010
14. The Best Gifts 1/24/2010
15. Dishonesty 1/25/2010
16. Misunderstandings 1/25/2010
17. Life & Death 1/25/2010
18. Please Read Me As I Am 1/25/2010
19. Tonight 1/25/2010
20. The Innocence Of Dying 1/26/2010
21. Let Me Be... 1/26/2010
22. The Poet 1/26/2010
23. Like A Song Bird 1/27/2010
24. Make Love To This World 1/31/2010
25. Pleasure 1/31/2010
26. She's Gone 1/31/2010
27. How I Wish To Sing You A Song 1/31/2010
28. What Is Real? 1/31/2010
29. Swirl Of Kinship 1/31/2010
30. I'Ve Got To Run 1/31/2010
31. Love Of Nature 1/31/2010
32. Depth Is Illusive Like A Bad Dream 2/3/2010
33. Solving Problems 2/3/2010
34. I Am At The Cross-Roads 2/3/2010
35. Silent Thoughts 2/3/2010
36. When Happiness Is Illusive 2/3/2010
37. This Field Of Life 2/3/2010
38. Oh How Love Is Deaf 2/4/2010
39. Retirement Sometimes Comes... 2/4/2010
40. Black History 2/4/2010
Best Poem of Leonard Dabydeen

They Call Me Illegal

They call me illegal
unwanted in the eye
blue as the sky
but only seeing my colour
my dark skin and I
they crimp minds with hate
even fornicate
their souls to flaming rage
and yet on impulse
I smile mischievously
‘cause I am hopeful
I am like falling rain
I run in gutters
I run in trenches
I put a smile on earth
trees and plants
they welcome me.

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Gratitude

In the beginning I thought it was more of a habit

for him to come to this chosen spot, like the full moon

peeping out of the grey clouds and shining through

my latticed window at 10 o’clock in the night.

I had passed through this much-travelled street

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