Guyana: LET’S LIVE LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS – By Norman Datt

LET’S LIVE LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS

— By Norman Datt

Have seen both sides in their works

And many behave like real jerks

Many carrying on the racial baggage

And it really smells like bad cabbage

.

It goes to show we need a change

What you all doing full of mange

Some would rather the country go nowhere

Than to be man and say the buck stops here

.

And so again we go around the guava bush

Breathing fire than to stay quiet and hush

The other side always want the last word

As the other side looking at it like turd

.

And the poor folks suffer and many scatter

To far off lands with lots of snow no matter

They sacrifice their loving country

Bear the snow and taxes to be free

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Remembering the good times in their country

Remembering good times when they were free

When going to Georgetown and nearby was a pleasure

Not a filthy place to always watch over your shoulder

.

When you can travel from Crabwood Creek to Charity

And not be troubled about bandits and racial animosity

I remembered when I grew up in the land of bliss

Land of Spice Mango then it was called Nabaclis

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My school days had friends of every hue and colours

Yet we live, love and got along with all the neighbours

Surely what the powers and people are doing now-a-days

Us outside can’t comprehend we even wonder with craze

.

So much fighting, quarrelling, killing, sheer hate

How long are we going to continue at this rate?

By the time we’re ready to enjoy the fruits of the oil

We would all be sadly buried under six feet of soil

.

Foreigners would walk in laughingly and take every bit

Our ancestors would say, was Independence worth it? 

We have to do something before it is too late

We can’t continue living with all this nasty hate

.

What have we gained since our 1964 Independence?

Some ran, many stayed and many sat on the fence

Many died waiting with 2 cellphones for handouts

By the evil hands of some friendly conniving louts

.

What about a Truth and Reconciliation Commission 

All sides are guilty of atrocities during their duration

Only when this can take place can we save our country

Making Guyana one nation, one people with one Destiny                                                                                      

 

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  • lekh651  On 03/10/2019 at 5:43 am

    Excellent! Thank you Norman and Cyril.

    Best regards

    Vidur

  • michael hawkins  On 03/10/2019 at 6:33 am

    Big ask

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  • Charles  On 03/10/2019 at 10:14 am

    Well composed and true as hell! A favorite saying of my late mother comes to mind …..”in the land of the blind, the one-eye’d man is king”.

  • greyprayerpower  On 03/10/2019 at 10:55 am

    Thanks dear Push, your interest in Guyana is great, so join with us to pray for all people to live under the holy grace of our Lord, He is alive and awaits us for eternal embrace. Love to all Kamala

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  • Trevor  On 03/10/2019 at 2:10 pm

    Bless up; we have to unite against the colonial supremacy which aims to foment division between us and the Indos.

    The Colonial man knows how powerful the divide and conquer effect works.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 03/10/2019 at 3:24 pm

    Well said, Mr. Datt.

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