Leonard Dabydeen

Veteran Poet - 1,921 Points (Guyana)

Independence Arrival - Poem by Leonard Dabydeen

Stand
your ground
feet firmly
bedded
mud-rock
on coastland
waving Atlantic
holding
the Golden Arrowhead
aloft
wafting the air
buckman
blackman
coolie
puttagee< br>chinee
whiteman
God save the Queen
rigor mortis
now dwell
on Independence arrival
we hate
we love
we fight
we despise
yet longing
to share
togetherness
our motherland
yearning.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Guyana, South America, celebrated 46 years anniversary of Independence from British colonial rule - May 26,1966. Guyana: Land of six peoples-Amerindian(buckman) , African(blackman) , Indians(coolie) , Portuguese(puttagee) , Chinese(chinee) Europeans(whiteman) .

Comments about Independence Arrival by Leonard Dabydeen

  • Shahzia Batool (6/4/2012 1:43:00 AM)


    we hate
    we love
    we fight
    we despise
    yet longing
    to share
    togetherness
    our motherland
    yearning....................A very generalised true picture...the poem carries a light touch for its mostly two-syllable word-structure...
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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