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    I Am Guyana

    I am Guyana.
    Land of rolling brown waters and low, wide plains
    of pregnant, perspiring forests
    and, perhaps, El Dorado too
    ..but that's for me to know,
    not you.

    I am Guyana.
    Of table mountain, and strange blue lakes
    thatched benab huts or Georgetown's white timber homes
    of fine fretwork, Demerara windows and sheltered galleries
    where you may host
    and enjoy the breeze.

    I am Guyana,
    six people came to me, singing songs of their former lands -
    but I changed their tune
    and soon
    they overturned towns, torched fields, raised hands
    to claim me.
    At which I laughed, a laugh of oil,
    fine and dark - beneath my soil
    deep down in beds beneath my sea...
    they want to share the joke with me,
    Guyana.

    Come and see - but if you stay,
    know I have been millions of years this way,
    I do not bow to man's idea
    of what should be and who rules here.
    Can't you tell that I'm untamed?
    Little known and much unchanged.
    You come and go,
    but I remain...
    Guyana.

    Copyright Yafeu-Khamisi Rodway-Brown

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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    I liked that, Yafeu!
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    Me too. Impressive

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    Beautiful and proud. Thankyou.
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