Buxton Shippy Poems
- Anansi Anansi, the clever trickster Always takes center ...
- A Solid Black I am a solid black The mystery ridiculed And ...
- Pen Force Don't let the pen lay idle Where innocent blood ...
- Black Dreadlocks Black Dreadlocks With his red Green and ...
- Political Warriors Political warriors kill Without a ...
- Mister Poverty Mister Poverty is a strong man, Built with ...
- All The Way Emotions twisting Mind racing towards the ...
Buxton Shippy was born in 1955 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was raised by his grandmother (Hepseba Richards) and his aunt (Rosalyn Hughes) after his grandmother died in 1962.
He attended Albert Town Secondary School and Montego Bay Technical Institute. After graduating from technical school he went to Kingston, Jamaica, where he worked as a Draftsman for seven years. While he ... more »
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Anansi, the clever trickster
Always takes center stage
Hard as he tried
Could not trick brother dog
He smells him, miles away.
So it is today
Political monsters, concoct, in secret
To bind us again
Pungent schemes discern
Before they are legislated.
Would tell us nursery rhymes
But the cadences are not riveting
Time they change some strings
The old tunes, not captivating.
We know, we are convinced
The laws are not always just
they are the instruments used to cage us
Shackles are hardly used anymore