“Rise Up After the Fall” – Poem by Leonard Dabydeen – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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My Poetry Corner October 2015 features the poem “Rise Up After the Fall” by Guyanese-Canadian poet Leonard Dabydeen. Before migrating to Canada where he is a licensed paralegal, he was a former headmaster and later lecturer at the Guyana Teachers’ Training College. Following his 2012 debut collection, Watching You: A Collection of Tetractys Poems, Dabydeen’s latest collection, Searching for You: A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems, was published in September 2015.

The featured poem and the following excerpts are from Dabydeen’s e-book collection, 419 Poems, published in October 2014. While his poetry is mainly free verse, he also works with the modern mathematical poetic forms, tetractys and Fibonacci. Whatever the style, Dabydeen’s poetry lays bare our soul with its longings and broken dreams; its darkness and love’s light.

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  • I AM  On 10/05/2015 at 4:53 pm

    Once mankind against something, it is going to happen… For example, WAR,; We ALL does not wishes WAR to Happen, but yet still it does happen to certain Countries, does Countries has any Defense to protect them.

    War, has to have two parties; making War issue short, “They want something from someone else, instead, they PAY for it, they want it for FREE, So, War Begin…

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