for those who hear only with the ear
listening is not such a great idea
the entire body must play its part
from head to toe including heart
for sound affects the nervous system
take, for instance, the coughed "ahem"
it alerts you to a presence near
when mind was far away from there
a longer monologue may make you start
to wonder if poetry is really art
with nerves all drained like ink from a pen
you hear yourself count one to ten
"ahem" removes the bottled fear
you re-read your poem and then declare. . .
Copyright Kasi Senghor
Dear Grey Skies
I know how you feel
Misery loves company...
Flash lights, I see truth.
Hurts the stomach, bellow, yes
I bellow with you.
For I know
Knows how it feels, when
Sunshine and blue skies left you
Season repeats, though
The agony, it feels new…
It is cold outside
I’m inside, trying to keep
The memory warm
Of the days love burn like sun.
The bright side
Blues skies becomes you again
But unlike you, I’m
Willing not to try again.
Take your time Grey Skies
Hide my pain.
Let me drown my hurt, amidst
Amidst you, your rain
Copyright 2014 Jana Moses
a.k.a. Modern Day Hippie
We reject and neglect that man have a purpose in dis land if is not woman we next the concept of man. den we should refrain n abstain from breathing for them wen they in d player game,have you wetting ur draws n putting u on all fours. After u say man is headache n pain.wit all d shame we hide n blame men for all d wrong doin. He suppose to b bringin in d income thats not a bother,cus u all sex and wen he income u put that as d important factor instead of ur low income. Wat u woman consider as an expenditure? Cus a broke man wit both hands is an expendin time underperforming rightful equalities. U cah just blame man. Cus no man wit both hands n not disable is called a man but we women believe in feedin dem straight from d hand. So most of dem ain't no much bout hard work n family plan. Realise u still cyah blame man. He in your house n scrubbing not bathroom nor pots but check ur bank accounts n lately u cyah fford to buy any new tops. So al yuh pay checks floating n like d titanic ur account sinking unaware of an unwanted pregnancy so u start retinkin if dis man worth ur living.
All you was studying is sex so u hav 6 n on d 7th now ur house lookin like ah baracoon packed wit African tribes. A man's mind like a child once he relaxing n u not saying nothing he not moving. U lookin for leadership best u put him in your kitchen cus he's a scrubber. In ur house and not helping consider him a pregnant female,so u a lesbian not even noticin. How she impregnated you is something to fear cus Dats d mid night robber u have dere.
Man is d biggest child you'll ever encounter, train up a child in d way he should go is a scripture. Wen he say hands up n commit murder blame his mother for dat creature from her flesh should be a truck driver instead he's a ghost toater. Cyah blame man for his behaviour.
Copyright Kedisha Thomas
About Poetry Day in T&T
For many years the Circle of Poets showcased local poetry by many popular and budding poets of this land. For this 2014 observance of National Poetry Day, we invite all poets, professional or amateur, to share your original poems with us and celebrate T&T Poetry.