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Snake Skin Shoes

Dat snake he someting else-yu kno
A real smooth operator
An him sneakin ‘n’ slopin al round dat tree
In he al too shiny new suit ‘n’ plus four
In love wid himsel -dat for sure
You know him alright
Dat kid at school
Dat one everyone scaret of
James Dean-puffing on a cigarette
Elvis too-if both dem serial killer

‘Well yu jus taste de apple’ he say
‘Jus a bit-what harm it do girl?
Him upstairs-why yu tink he tell yu not ta touch?’
Him done wan you to know too much
Dat why-not cos it do yu hurt girl’
An there he is jus talkin awa
Smooth as butter milk
Wid him eye dat you drown in
Till I jus melt-I ask yu-is dat a crime?
Well is it? Dat snake he someting else-dat al

Adam? Well dat man sho did sulk
Blame me? Sho-yu bet him did
But now him laugh alri
Rite down from him belly to him toe
No-don spose him ever forgit
Yu kno him
Him not de forgivin kin
But sho did laugh alri-dat day
What day-I hear yu say?
Why de day dat I giv him dem snake skin shoes

11 Comments:

Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Funny!! In you best Carribean brogue.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

Great! A strange style but a good one!

Bye, kiss!

9:54 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Funny punch line!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

wow, regular jamaican patois. i can hear the voice of the big fat momma from tom and jerry reading this.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

Yo, man, hang five dat dis howya doin dang meyo... no... it's no good - I can't do it.
Great stuff - Sue - with a touch of Brer Rabbit perhaps.

Like the ideas seed too Always good to prune punctuation sometimes I do away with it altogether

I expect youre looking forward to the holiday

a chance to pen a few more masterpieces

11:39 AM  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

'I loove this one , so best man, the style so one kind type, bagus leh...'thats Malaysian street English, just to let you know that this is excellent

1:16 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

poetry in slang...different

8:55 PM  
Blogger Poetry by Kai said...

:-]

9:47 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

The story of temptation is everybody's story. Love the patois, makes great music for the universal tale. Wonderful Sue.

6:13 PM  
Blogger NicoleBraganza said...

Its funny how accents lend an altogether different flavour to the poem! this was different but i think i like it! Whats new on sludge bog stew? off i go....

6:42 PM  
Blogger GEL said...

So multi-talented.
Smiling- Enjoyed! :)

5:55 AM  

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