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Poetic Commentary Of Bunting & John Crow-ism

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Photo: Hopeton O'Connor-Dennie - poet, and Senior International correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper.


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Hopeton OConnor Dennie

Poetic Commentary Of Bunting & John Crow-ism

And it came to past ….
That the die was cast ….
Bunting likely had a dream ….
He saw the Opposition as mean …
Bunting implied he was stabbed in the back ….
As Derrick Smith asked about rising crime rate when off the rock …
Smith kneweth not of Bunting’ s globe trotting …
As he tiptoed off the island, without sharing …
Smith could not locate Bunting ..
This was no joking ….

In Opposition Bunting would ask the same ….
Such is a part of the political game ….
By no means, any hidden conspiracy to defame ….
Alas! By calling the Opposition “the “John Crow” name …

Bunting was behaving as if mentally lame ….
Some 45 murders had occurred within this time frame ….
Citizens feeling insecure …
Smith had to act for sure …

An Opposition has role to play ….
They cannot behave as if baked clay ….
Instead, are supposed to act without delay …..
To stay relevant … always in the fray …

For Bunting to liken his critics to a John Crow …
Is to provoke a distasteful furore if not hate cow ….
When placed in a position of leadership
There is need for discipleship ….
To conduct oneself in a Christ-like manner …
Especially when relating to one another …..

We must elevate our public discourse …
Ensuring it does not become course ….
There is no need to fight nor curse …..
Nor for intemperate outburst

Just hold your tongue and engage your brain …
This will save you an apology and much pain …

Noteworthy is the fact that in this instance . . ..
Bunting does bear a striking resemblance …
Alas! There is no denying them feva …
That even without trying …
Hence Bunting’s likewise behaviour …
Bunting would pass with colours flying .. .
He would easily score 10 out of 10 without trying …
Should a companion be
needed for a John Crow pen …
Yes, now or then …

If you look like a John Crow
You are expected to behave like a John Crow …
That is to take to the sky …
And indeed act from on high …
A John Crow is known not to attack its kind …
As such behaviour would be seen as unkind …
If not being out of his mind …

Ah, ah, ah …
………………………………..
Foot Note

Honorably Peter Bunting National Security Minister & PNP MP did later apologize for calling the Opposition a John Crow.

Derrick Smith, former National Security Minister & JLP MP.

Feva …local dialect/Patois meaning “striking resemblance, or likeness in image …

Poem written by Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie, Senior International Correspondent for Vision Newspaper Canada.

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