What Do You Remember? – Author Leon Pryce

 

I bet you remember

The birth and death

Of Jesus Christ

But tell me

Do you remember how

They crucified Rastafari

 

I bet you remember

The holidays and holy days

Of the pagan fiesta

But tell me

Do you remember how they

Tried to eradicate Rasta

 

I bet you remember

The months and days of the

Roman calendar

But tell me, do you remember

The year in which they

Were slaughtering Rasta

 

We’ve had many rulers:

governments and prime ministers

But do you know who

Was fighting against the existence

Of the Rastafarian followers

Your past is your history

What you don`t know is mystery

But whether baldhead or Rasta

We are all part of a larger family

 

The love of Jah has no division

He offers salvation to each

And everyone

But why is it that we fail

To accept each other

Tell me, what do you remember?

Do not let ignorance and shame

Hang over your shoulders

It is time to learn about the life

Of our elders

 

Walk with us through

The traditions

Of our forefathers

And teach us the truth about

Our culture

So that we may be able

To tell others

What we remember

 

In remembrance to the victims of Coral Gardens massacre

 

© Leon Pryce

Immortalized Through Poetry

Excerpt from the book “Immortalized Through Poetry”


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About the Author

Leon Pryce is from the streets of Montego Bay to the world comes a writer who is not afraid to express himself and let you know how he is feeling. Leon Pryce self-published his first poetry book titled Broken Wings as an experiment which turned out to be an astonishing success for a first timer because it out-sold his expectations. That experience has motivated him to wholeheartedly dedicate himself to another book project; a collection which will formally introduce him to the world as a poet with potential and power. A voice which cannot be suppressed, but will echo through the years to come. Immortalized Through Poetry encapsulates the personality of Leon Pryce and will give you the keys to unlocking this eccentric soul. He takes pleasure in offering you the parts of him which he is not ashamed of; that humble, innocent and modest youth who grew up in a small rural community in Jamaica.

Visit Leon’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/leon-pryce-.html



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