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Blacks hounded
at home;
Muslims pounded
in the Middle
East.
Ceaseless ends.

HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

We are the body politic,
the ones who walk the city's streets
in search of salvation
    and home.

We crowd the buses to heaven
hoping that some illiterate preacher
will teach us the meaning of life;

thinking that somehow meaning
will unfold from nonsense
like truth from lies.

That something will emerge
from nothing
    like genesis.

That new beginnings will commence
from old ceaseless ends.

And so, we rush by each other
on the streets, daily going to and from
places of work and the ones we call home,

unaware that salvation is
our own dependence on each other.


SOURCE: Nicholas Damion Alexander Blog

THE BODY POLITIC
Nicholas Damion Alexander
CEASELESS
ENDS
NICHOLAS DAMION
ALEXANDER is a
Jamaican poet and
teacher of English and
Philosophy.

He holds a Bachelor
and Master Degrees in
English literature,
philosophy, and
religion from the
University of the West
Indies. He obtained his
post-graduate diploma
at Mico University
College (2007-2009) in
English Language Arts
Teacher Education,
high school.

His poetry has
appeared in online
journals in the
Caribbean, USA, UK,
Canada, Poland, and
Romania, as well as in
three anthologies:
~
So Much Things To
Say
(Akashic Books,
2014)
~
men in the company
of wome
n (Edgar and
Lenore's Publishing
House, 2013)
~
Meditations on divine
names
(Moonrise
Press, 2012)

He performs
Dub/Jazz/Rap poetry
at shows & concerts. In
2014, he won top place
for the Red Bones
Blues Cafe Poet of the
Year Award.

‘Poetry is a subjective, emotional expression of an
experience using lineation and imagery.’ This definition
speaks clearly to what it means: poetry is based, as said
before, on the subjective and emotional understanding of
a poet's view of an experience in which he depicts the
experience through lineation (how he shapes the lines)
and imagery (use of sensory details and appeal to paint a
mental picture)… Often there is as much or even more
that is not said directly than what is said outright. This
also ties in with the figurative (deeper, hidden) meaning
of the poem.
~ NICHOLAS DAMION ALEXANDER, EXCERPT FROM NOTES FOR ENGLISH B:
ON POETRY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016.
THANK YOU MAMA
SIZZLA
JAMAICAN
REGGAE MUSICIAN
Jamaican Poet Nicholas Damion Alexander
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