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'Miss Lou' seh...

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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Dear Editor,

Amid the worthy tributes that so many of us will proffer to mark the anniversary of “Miss Lou's” birth, I firmly believe that we should use her life as an inspiration for making positive and substantial changes in our own lives to uplift ourselves and advance our country.

As such, I ask that we all give some thought to the message below:

Miss Lou gi mi a message fi all a wi 'bout ya.

She seh wi no fi badda focus pon she now, brah.

'Cause she did done fulfil har mission; fine har purpose ina life

An' seriously, she glad she gawn, cause wi all in too much strife!

She seh di nuff, nuff killings, mix-up, put-down, an' ting

Disrupting she an' Coverley out a weh dem body is!

She seh dat, as Jamaicans, wi need fi mek amends

An' hug up pride an decency, or doan call har name again!

She seh dat nuff a wi lop-sided, due to money an King Powah

But if wi doan try now to straighten up, dawg gwine nyam wi suppa!'

'Todeh fi mi, tomorrow fi yu'

Payback time is real!

Di lady seh fi tink 'bout dat.

'Who kyaa hear gwine feel!'

Miss Lou did confront trials to

All tru har stint pon eart'.

But she wuk fi keep har standards high.

She did value har self-worth.

So, to pay har homage, an' bring credit to har name,

Wi mus move towards upliftment! Kick stagnation! Build di flame!

Ring Ding! Oh no.

She busy!

No joking at dis stage.

Miss Lou seh sort out fi wi life, den celebrate har

Wen wi change!

Enough said!

Erica Brown Marriott





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