Licks carnt dun!


Have you ever dance de maskerade wid out de beat a de drum?
Well leh mi tell yoh dis
I learn to dance dhat tune
From licks carnt dun!
Have you ever  jump skipping rope widout de rope?
Man I learn to jump skipping rope
From licks carnt dun!
Have you ever seen stars and it ain't night yet?
I seen plenty a stars in de galaxy
From licks carnt dun!
Mi a tell yoh when Marmie a gi licks
Pickny gat to run...
"Fowl waa sleep pon roost no hard to get cetch!"
Dem words ain't no fun.
Mi swear all part a me garn
Mi jump up like mi walk in a stinging ants
Mi riggle and scratch,
Mi root like a pig
Mi scrabble like a fowl
Mi wail like howlin win
Mi bawl like rainfall
Just because...
Licks carnt Dun!

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Andrea Olivia Ottley was born and raised in the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis. She is a mother of five children who enjoys motherhood as well as the kaleidoscope of life. She is a poet, a writer and a photographer who believes the world to be art in its natural and creative sense.
She writes largely as a mean to comfort herself using native vernacular and vibrant descriptions to create her own voice and style in the world of Caribbean Literature.

1 comment:

TamBrann said...

Some vivid imagery. Love it.

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