Poem: Guineps: Taste And Buy

Suh mi guh Downtown fi buy some clothes,

And a Sella man stop in front mi wid a pose.

‘Taste and buy di Guineps dem sweet.’

‘Fifty dolla and mi gi you a bunch fi eat.’

“No mi boss mi caa buy none mi guh Inna Manhattan and mi money jus done.”

‘Please mi bredda mi baby need fi eat.’

‘Him still a drink breast milk and him have 32 teeth.’

“Alright alright gi mi a taste,

If it sweet mi wi buy and come out a u face”

Him give mi a guinep and it sweet suh till,

MI seh give me 2 bunch so mi can guh home guh chill.

Mi buy 2 bunch and carry it a yard,

But when mi taste mi seh a wah dis laad?

Fi di rest a di day mi feel real sad,

Suh him mek mi taste the good bunch and sell mi the bad.

Yuh caa trust dat sella weh say taste and buy,

Just know say is a gamble and if you lose nuh badda cry.
– Aldeam Facey 2015

Author: Aldeam Facey

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies Mona. I am currently involved in research associated with Lactate Metabolism and it's association with physical performance in our Jamaican athletes. My research also involves type 2 diabetes mellitus. I really enjoy a good game of chess and I believe it is the most amazing sport ever created. I also play badminton and I'm an amateur artist (painting and drawing). I have many other interests and often find myself attempting to be involved in each, all simultaneously, life is short isn't it? I appreciate music, from classical to acapella to reggae, great vocals really intrigues me. I'm a seventh day adventist, and I have been all my life. Feel free to discuss religious beliefs with me at anytime. That pretty much sums me up right now. Hope you enjoy reading my blogs. Contact me at 1876-858-0783 or aldeamfacey@gmail.com

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