Louise Simone Bennett Coverly
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Dutty Tough

Rating: 3.9
Sun a shine but tings no bright;
Doah pot a bwile, bickle no nuff;
River flood but water scarce, yawl
Rain a fall but dutty tough.

Tings so bad dat nowadays when
Yuh ask smaddy how dem do
Dem fraid yuh tek tell dem back,
So dem no answer yuh.
No care omuch we da work fa
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COMMENTS
Dana- 15 May 2019
Really helped me because I had to perform in front of my class I was so scared
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Twilight 19 September 2018
Get a Jamaican like me to read that cause it sounds very shitty
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Patricia Clarke 03 February 2017
I want to be just like you Louise Bennett
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Kelly Williamson 02 October 2015
This is a wonderful poem, full of insight and ageless wisdom. This is a terrible reading of that poem. Please - there are recordings of Miss Lou reciting it herself. If you can't arrange to use one of those, at least let a Jamaican read it. This reading does not do it any justice.
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Godfrey Morris 02 May 2012
lovely poem Ms. Lou. Queen of Jamaican dialect.
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