Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Just finished this poem and wanted to share it as soon as I was done... do enjoy
Ghetto Yout Song
I mean no disrespect
But wat de fuck do you expect?
Dis is de truth
An nothin’ but de truth
Tings jus too damn hard for de youts
Went to de bank to take a loan
De officer ah watch me up and down,
Like I come tief at his home.
Jus tell me I cyah get de money
Instead of pretending every ting nice
Dis not no land of milk and honey.
How dis poor ghetto yout
Ah get collateral, ah get land paper?
De man gimme de run around,
De system send me a rob an tief,
Cuz I tell him a Pound mi born
Ah Roseau me come from.
Where de bed of roses?
So nothing for de poor, black yout?
Best I tief a ting for true,
Sell a pack or two.
Is dat de system ah send me to do.
There’s anger in my voice,
Cuz I doh have a damn choice
Dey pushing me against de wall,
All I can do is scream an bawl
Hoping someone will hear my call.
Someone, come to my rescue
Lead me from dis place, so destitute.
Is not like I want to commit a crime
But dere might jus come a time,
When that’s all I can see
As my way outta dis misery.
I need to help myself,
Somebody tell me what’s next
What should I expect?
When all I want is some real respect!!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
ONE ROOM SHACK, the debut poetry publication from Delroy Nesta Williams, comes from a special place, his heart. And within his heart is a myriad of issues and ideas that were egging to get out. One Room Shack can be described in one short phrase, simply special. Special not only because it is the first book from the author but also as a dedication to the “mothers” that have influenced Nesta’s life.
The poems address various issues including poverty, failure, personal struggle, “faith and hope… but the greatest of these is love.”
Mr. Williams is the Immediate Past President of the National Youth Council and by all accounts an advocate for various youth issues, some of which come through clearly through his poetry. He attributes his love of poetry and writing from an early exposure during his high school years at the Dominica Grammar School and his interest in creative arts.
ONE ROOM SHACK contains poems and thoughts that all can comprehend and take as words of discovery, wisdom, comfort, warmth and inspiration. The book also signals a transitional and developmental stage in his writing and personal life as well. We encourage you to share in the moment and make it your own.
FREE EXPRESSIONS POETRY COMPANY is proud to release this publication, ONE ROOM SHACK, Delroy Nesta Williams’ labour of love to the World…
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