Dancing Home – A Caribbean Style Poem

St Kitts – Image by David Stanley on flickr.com

Ocean grey skies clouded noon day,

Typical tropical rains on their way.

Bus a lime by the corner with you,

(bus a lime – to hang out with friends)

Here comes the downpour doo doo.

(doo doo or doux doux – my dear, darling)

Pelting rain trow mango with a splash,

(trow – throw, toss)

Like mixing up chutney in a calabash.

Soak up crowds shake umbrella vases,

(soak up – dunked in water or liquids)

Sheltering precious pickaninny prizes.

(pickaninny – small children)

Undaunted by deluge umbrella pieces,

They mashup craft impromptu devices.

Wavin’ buss up umbrella hats overhead,

(buss up – torn, broken in pieces)

Dancing home to their dry warm bed.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspiration, sometimes writer, faith

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