Category Archives: my poems

SAY YEAH WITH KRIS JOBSON

SAY YEAH WITH KRIS JOBSON My latest MNI Alive article on Jamaican performing artiste Kris Jobson

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Dwayne ‘Gully Queen’ Jones….outed as a transgendered woman at a party (by a woman), beaten, shot, chopped and body disposed on the roadside by people at the party in Irwin, St. James here in Jamaica……I’ve been unable to shake my mind’s questions about how this savagery unfolded. I pause to acknowledge his life, his murder …

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Dwayne ‘Gully Queen’ Jones….outed as a transgendered woman at a party (by a woman), beaten, shot, chopped and body disposed on the roadside by people at the party in Irwin, St. James here in Jamaica……I’ve been unable to shake my mind’s questions about how this savagery unfolded. I pause to acknowledge his life, his murder …

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YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIGHTY REAL: SYLVESTER

2 nights ago, I was the Unsung feature on Sylvester: it filled me with pride, joy and sadness, rekindled my awe and fascination with this ground-breaking, trail-blazing, out-lout-proud DIVA! Today, I am thinking about him…Sylvester James, I speak your name with love, grace and respect. I celebrate your immense talent, courage and stlye. I thank …

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DASH OUT BOYZ (Episode 1)

http://youtu.be/mhLniU_HBRo

i am really proud to have been the Creative Consultant/scriptwriter/director for this MSM safer sex project for The Grata Foundation

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i turned 45 today…..

I turned 45 today. At midnight, I turned off my radio, sat on my bed and gave thanks to God for my life thus far, every aspect of it, in totality. I then gave thanks for what is to come. I affirmed my highest good and good for other, in fact, all others. I asked …

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MY INTERVIEW WITH CHERINE FOR MNI ALIVE

MY INTERVIEW WITH CHERINE FOR MNI ALIVE

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ZERO (for World AIDS Day 2012)

When is zero valuable? Numerically desirable? When is zero a prize On which to keep one’s eyes? To be sought after, savoured Fought for and favoured?   Zero, as in when there will be No new cases of HIV This journey will have begun When we get back to One Living in and as the …

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YELE

Mother Earth rumbled In response To the words Heaped upon you Epithets added As if part of your name ‘poorest nation’ ‘cursed by God’ ‘voodoo capital’ ‘satan worshippers’   She churned Remembering the forgotten Boukman and L’Ouverture 1st independent nation in Latin America Bondage repugnant Irritant to your spirit Toxin rejected by your blood You, …

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Noone Helped Him

The iron pipe swung downwards The boy’s head got in its way “batty bwoy!” A knife made its mark His flesh gave way “chi chi man” Timberlands lent a hand These boots are made for walking…on your face “homo!” No one helped him When the first insult was hurled his way “fish!!” When the first …

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