Buxton Shippy

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

On A Day Like This - Poem by Buxton Shippy

Circumstances hitting hard
Economic and social woes
Breathing down my back
Nowhere to look
Nowhere to turn
Feeling spurned
On a day like this

Cannot lose my sanity
Over necessity
Have to keep pressing
Looking ahead
Dread times never last
It's just a monkey on my head
On a day like this

Roast a potato or a piece of yam
Ask Uncle Joe for a pound of fish
Give God thanks
It could be worse
On a day like this


Comments about On A Day Like This by Buxton Shippy

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (7/3/2011 4:28:00 AM)

    'Cannot lose my sanity
    Over necessity'.... like these lines the most... keep it up in poetry, sir!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 6, 2011

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