40 YEARS SINCE JONESTOWN – By Dmitri Allicock


[November 18, 1978]

By Dmitri Allicock


 Twas Guyana’s jungle on this day in November

Horror of Jonestown, sorrowfully remembered

Forty years since Jim Jones, a disciple of death

And here, 914 people, drew their final breath


Drums of Kool- Aid drink, laced with cyanide.,

304 children murdered, horrific mass suicide

U.S. Congressman and others shot, no shame

Staccato of gunfire, brainwashed nuts to blame


Near Port Kaituma, in the land of sun and rain.

Lawlessness of a state within a state, bloodstain

America tragedy and those who allowed this cult

Now Guyana will always carry this horrid insult


Forty years of time passed, the birds have flown

I remember that day as one of the saddest known

Jim Jones, The People’s Temple and I wonder why

Haunting the heart of Guyana where songbirds fly.


WARNING: GRAPHIC! Jonestown Mass Suicide Tape (Full Recording)


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