Poetry May 21, 2015

first_imgOur HeartsBy Matenneh-Rose L. DunbarMade of only soft flesh without a boneMade to be flexible and ready to bendMade of how we see the world aroundmade to swifter big problems suddenlyOur hearts plead to go on……………………Made to shed tears as a vent for hurtMade firm by the sound of pleasantriesMade bubbly when your smile radiatesMade weak by actions of the unfriendlyOur hearts sing a song…………………….made a hero by the loud acclaim of allMade to rock against all the odds in lifeMade green as a lawn new spring timeMade to glow as candles behind a glassOur hearts rests in a cradle……………Made to break when placed in shockMade to rejuvenate its self-healingMade to rosy again after the deep fallMade to tango in lilac and purple yetOur hearts soft but stronger than goldTwo Blind MenBy Matenneh-Rose L. DunbarAlong the metal wall of the presidential groundsTwo blind men felt their way down a clean pathThey multi stepped as slowly their hands gropedWith swinging white canes to navigate graduallyMuch vigor was placed into getting to destinationMy heart skipped a beat to see them do their bestThese…………. Two Blind MenOne wore slacks while the other was suited fineThe ironed black pant with white shirt was sharpSeemed like the suited guy was a office workerHis pal in slacks was matching in red and blueThey were sure to get to duty as they huggedIn close commune their goal was singular hereThese……. Two Blind MenInspiring puffs rise from their journey of a dayHands on each other back serves as self-beltsGuarding each from the cars busy Capitol HillTen thirty daily means commitments to themReady to face the pains and drains of todaySentiments float over why there is little careThese………. Two Blind MenHer SacrificeBy Varney L. S. GeanFrom the instant she knew beforehandA child growing her small belly heldThe sings all there she knew the truthHappy was she months later she boreThe moment when joy had no boundaryHer SacrificeHer love her nursing for the child she boreForsaking many things for the child’s futureToil and sweat for the child must be nurturedHer aim to make better won’t be ruinedThroughout times she did the best she couldHer SacrificeThat youngster will be greater she acclaimedFor all her efforts smiles her sweet face carriedShe did not falter not even in dire momentsHer newborn she prayed should be betterShe knew how far and whatever it tookHer SacrificeToday she laughs when mothers wailToday she smiles when people ask herWho is that greater man or woman with you?For all her efforts it is time to beam motherFor without YOU life would have been futileHer SacrificeA Whole New LevelBy Varney L. S. GeanStarted out like a blur out of nowhereStreaming down so rapid like cascadeA whole new levelHeadlong to get the paramount of allNot halting as everything spiral fasterA whole new levelIn this time minds jump start like boltsLike thunderbolts the sharpness mattersA whole new levelIn the long run results will be probableSomething to make frowned faces smileA whole new levelShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Residents, Sime Darby Management Seek Peace Path

first_imgResidents with Sime Darby Liberia manager David Parker, shortly after they smoked the ‘peace pipe.’One of the masterminds of the recent demonstration by residents of the Project Affected Community (PAC) in the Sime Darby Liberia operational area in Grand Cape Mount County has apologized and, together with other residents, is now seeking a peace solution to their issue.It can be recalled that some PAC youth recently staged a protest against Sime Darby’s management in demand of school buses to transport students.The protest, which lasted for several hours, brought normal working activities at the company’ head office to a standstill. It was eventually brought under control by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).During a ground-breaking ceremony for the first modern PAC office in the county and the gowning of general manager David Parker, the residents, through their various speakers, openly expressed remorse for their children’s action that disrupted normal activities at the company.On behalf of the residents, Bendu Zarzar said that it was not the elders’ intention for their children to stage a protest against the company, adding that certain persons among them led the children to do what they did.“Mr. Parker, we want to say here on behalf of our children that we are very sorry for the incident, but it was some people who took the children into what they did against Sime Darby. So we say again, we are very sorry,” she said on behalf of the residents.For his part, the youth leader of the PAC, H. Mohammed Kaiwu, said he was happy that the company decided to build the office in the community, adding that the PAC had been “operating from their bags.”Kaiwu termed the project as a new beginning for the 17 affected communities, stating that the office construction project also presents new opportunities for the residents.“I am very happy today because I see this day as a new beginning in the lives of the people of the affected communities. For the past years, we have been working with Sime Darby from our field offices, but our offices are just in our bags passing around,” Kaiwu admitted.Proffering a solution to the reason for the youth led protest action, Kaiwu appealed to the management to make available a school bus to enable students to get to campus on time, stressing that school going age kids walk long distances to acquire education.Meanwhile, Parker put the cost of erecting the structure at US$25,000, adding that the work is expected to get underway anytime this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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